Upcoming Connecticut Antique Auto Events for the Shoreline Area, and Beyond...
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*We are now in process of building up our 2018 event listings... The 2018s are now back to being highlighted in FUCHSIA... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

WHY DO WE DO THIS? - We maintain this Calendar as a service to our fellow local-area antique auto enthusiasts! It's not perfect, but we always work very hard at it, and try to verify as much as possible everything that we publish. And we love to share it! We are not professionals at this--only enthusiasts who enjoy the old car hobby. What would really make us happy, however, is that those who may like to copy and paste our exhaustively written-out & detailed listings for their own use (AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!), to please occasionally give us a little bit of a shout-out! Thanks for your understanding and support! See you out there at the shows & cruises!

OTHER GOOD SOURCES OF ONLINE LISTINGS OF LOCAL CT-AREA OLD CAR EVENTS - Here are a few other reliable places we will occasionally check in with for event listings: Hemmings - http://www.hemmings.com/ ; Special Interest - http://www.specialinterest.com/ ; OldRide.com's Connecticut events section - http://www.oldride.com/events/connecticut.html ; and Connecticut Cruise News - http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ ... (and please do let us know if you have any other favorite sources for CT-area old car event listings that we can possibly ad here--thanks!)

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The information provided electronically, on paper, or otherwise is strictly for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees of any type, expressed or implied. Participation in any activity is strictly voluntary and done at one's own risk. The Shoreline Antique Auto Connection web site and it's author expressly disclaim all responsibility for any & all damages or claims, however caused. Observe all safety precautions when engaging in any activities with antique or modern automobiles. Obtain proper coverage from qualified insurance professionals for any type of activities, auto-related or otherwise, in which you may wish to engage.

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JANUARY 1, 2018, Monday, “Everywhere” – Happy New Year and Welcome to “Official Antique Status” all 1993 model year cars and trucks (as per the Antique Automobile Club of America’s definition of “Antique”—that being vehicles that are 25 years old or older)… For more info: http://www.aaca.org/  ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/16/2017)

JANUARY 6, 2018, Saturday, Hudson (MASSACHUSETTS) – "…’14th Annual Mid-Winter Hot Rod & Drag Racing Nostalgia Fest,’ 1-6pm, at the all-new Elks Hall, 99 Park Street, Hudson, MA… Admission $10… Cash bar & food available… Vintage drags and hot rod events on 3 flat screens, fantastic surround sound system… Vendors, commentators, 50/50 raffle, memorabilia… Bring and display drag vehicles, photo albums, and stuff… Info: Fred 978-618-8077, FAH60@comcast.net …” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above from the poster that our friend Fred Hire sent us via e-mail on 12/6/2017—we also took the liberty of uploading a copy of Fred’s poster to our server, where it can be viewed now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/6Jan2018HotRodDragRaceNostalgiaFestHudsonMA.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017)

JANUARY 7, 2018, Sunday, Hazardville section of Enfield – “...'...Antique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn,' 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off I-91 to Route 190 East, Hazardville, turn right at Junction of Route 192)… 1st Sunday of the Month, 7am to 11am… This event happens on the following dates for the winter 2017-2018 season: December 3rdJanuary 7th  February 4th... March 4th… Vendors $15, table provided ($10 if you supply your own table)… Public $2 donation… Information contact: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Don Passardi 860-684-2675, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777… Produced by MAFCC…”  webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friends at the Belltown Antique Car Club for confirmation that there will indeed be another cold-weather series of Enfield Powder Mill Barn indoor automotive swap meets coming up this coming winter! Very pleased to see the listing appear on page 2 of the November 2017 issue of their official newsletter, The Belltown Bulletin, expertly created and edited by Dan David! First date for Powder Mill Barn will be Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 7am to 11am. This is a really cool and laid-back indoor auto swap--had a great time last time I was able to make it there--hoping to get back there again this season! Thanks to the "MAFCC" (assuming that stands for Model A Ford Club of Connecticut) for making it possible once again!... More info - Link to the Belltown November 2017 newsletter on Facebook: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/newsletters/BACC%20November%202017.pdf – And here’s a screen shot we made (& uploaded to our server), with the info as it appeared on the BACC newsletter page, highlighted: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-SCREENSHOT.jpg ... And here’s a larger rendition of just the FLYER itself that we also uploaded to our server: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-FLYER.jpg ... Also for your  info - Belltown Antique Auto Club on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BelltownACC/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/31/2017)

JANUARY 11-15, 2018, Thursday-Monday, Boston (MASSACHUSETTS) – "New England International Auto Show," at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210… For more info: http://www.bostonautoshow.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

JANUARY 19-21, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Allentown (PENNSYLVANIA) – "Automania," Pennsylvania's largest indoor heated swap meet, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown, PA 18104… For more info: http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/automania/default.aspx ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

JANUARY 20-21, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – "Springfield Motorcycle Show," at the Big E Young Building, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089…… For more info: http://www.osegmotorcycle.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

JANUARY 20-21, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – "Auto Parts Swap 'n Sell," at the Big E Better Living Center, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089… For more info: http://www.apswapnsell.com/ ... *10/31/2017 UPDATES – Quoting from the informative broadcast e-mail we received from Dale Wolbrink (racinprvet@gmail.com): “…On Saturday and Sunday, January 20 & 21, 2018, Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell, New England’s largest indoor all-automotive swap meet, will feature a wide array of new and used auto parts, tools, accessories, and automobilia for all categories of motorsports. A Car Corral, offering special interest cars for sale, rounds out the huge show that encompasses all 125,000 square foot of the Better Living Center at the Eastern States Exposition Center “Home of the Big E” in West Springfield, MA… Vendor Space: 12’x15’ space is available for $130. (Wall space 12’x12’)… Car Corral: Call for 860.871.6376 or 860.268.1787 More Information… Ticket Prices: One-Day tickets only $12 (Kids 12 & Under free w/ paid adult)… Show Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM on both Saturday and Sunday, January 20 & 21… For nearly 40 years, the Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell has stood as a tradition for the automotive community… For more details, visit apswapnsell.com or call Start-Finish Productions at (860) 871-6376 or (860) 268-1787…”… *12/26/2017 UPDATES – We received a very nice snail mail package (postmarked 12/20/2017) from Mr. Ben Dodge of Start-Finish Productions, which included a ton of information about the event, plus several handbills of various sizes—we chose the largest-format one to scan and upload to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018BigEAutoPartsSwapNSellPoster.jpg ... We wish to thank Mr. Dodge sincerely for his forwarding all of these useful materials about the 2018 version of the great “Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell” at the Big E, and encourage everyone to check it out—you will not be sorry! A great way for automotive enthusiasts to beat the winter blahs (even if the weather outside is crummy—the Big E’s Better Living Center is a warm, inviting, and well-lighted place for an event like this) in a wonderful and interesting format!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017; additional details were added to this listing as of 10/31/2017; additional details including a hyperlink to an online copy of the official flyer for this event were added to this listing as of 12/26/2017)

JANUARY 26-28, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Worcester (MASSACHUSETTS) – "2018 Worcester Auto Show," at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608… For more info: https://worcestershows.com/auto/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

JANUARY 27-28, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – "Railroad Hobby Show," at the Big E Better Living Center, Young and Stroh Buildings, Mallary Complex, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089… For more info: http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/ and also: http://www.amherstrail.org/ARS/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

JANUARY 28, 2018, Sunday, Essex – “Essex Ed Parade"… Quoting from the “CT Visit” event page (https://www.ctvisit.com/events/essex-ed-parade) that we just ran across a day or so ago: ‘…Essex Ed Parade, January 28, Town of Essex, CT… “Essex Ed,” a larger-than-life groundhog, makes his annual pilgrimage from Essex Boat Works on Ferry Street up to the top of Main Street leading a parade of antique cars (editor’s note – that was my underlining there!), fife & drum corps, residents, and visitors… All are invited to join in and encouraged to bring their own noisemakers and groundhog gear to celebrate the day. Each year, Essex Ed is dressed in unique attire to acknowledge a special occasion or person. As always, this year’s costume is a secret but organizers guarantee that it will be a “huge hit” when Ed makes his appearance…’ More info - http://essexct.com/event/essex-ed-parade/ - and also be sure to check out the Essex Board of Trade’s official Facebook event pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/180268555896994/ … Additional thoughts – This is always a really fun and festive day—the people of Essex really know how to do it up! I like to go as a spectator to check out the antique cars (frequently they get a very good number in the parade), and take lots of pictures. Get there early so that you can have some time before the parade also to explore this very charming and historic Connecticut River Valley town! Don’t forget that the parade steps off at 2pm! Hoping to get out there for “Essex Ed” once again this year!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/25/2018)

FEBRUARY 3, 2018, Saturday, Bridgeport – “Winter Meet-Up Event at Black Horse Garage with the Nick Murry YouTube Channel,” 12pm to 5pm, at Black Horse Garage, 726 Union Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06607… Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2309107655982266/ … More info – The Nick Murray YouTube Channel on Facebook is at: https://www.facebook.com/kiwinicktube/ - and Black Horse Garage is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/blackhorsegarage … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

FEBRUARY 4, 2018, Sunday, Hazardville section of Enfield – “...'...Antique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn,' 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off I-91 to Route 190 East, Hazardville, turn right at Junction of Route 192)… 1st Sunday of the Month, 7am to 11am… This event happens on the following dates for the winter 2017-2018 season: December 3rdJanuary 7th  February 4th... March 4th… Vendors $15, table provided ($10 if you supply your own table)… Public $2 donation… Information contact: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Don Passardi 860-684-2675, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777… Produced by MAFCC…”  webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friends at the Belltown Antique Car Club for confirmation that there will indeed be another cold-weather series of Enfield Powder Mill Barn indoor automotive swap meets coming up this coming winter! Very pleased to see the listing appear on page 2 of the November 2017 issue of their official newsletter, The Belltown Bulletin, expertly created and edited by Dan David! First date for Powder Mill Barn will be Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 7am to 11am. This is a really cool and laid-back indoor auto swap--had a great time last time I was able to make it there--hoping to get back there again this season! Thanks to the "MAFCC" (assuming that stands for Model A Ford Club of Connecticut) for making it possible once again!... More info - Link to the Belltown November 2017 newsletter on Facebook: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/newsletters/BACC%20November%202017.pdf – And here’s a screen shot we made (& uploaded to our server), with the info as it appeared on the BACC newsletter page, highlighted: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-SCREENSHOT.jpg ... And here’s a larger rendition of just the FLYER itself that we also uploaded to our server: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-FLYER.jpg ... Also for your  info - Belltown Antique Auto Club on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BelltownACC/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/31/2017)

FEBRUARY 9-11, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Atlantic City (NEW JERSEY) – "The 45th Annual Atlantic City Auction & Car Show," at the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401… For more info: http://acclassiccars.com.com/ ... webmaster’s note – I’ve been to this event in the past and it’s a lot of fun for the classic car fan—this is not your typical “international auto show” with new models—this is a classic car event with classic show cars, car corral of classic cars for sale, classic auction cars, a classic-car-oriented flea market, and more, and it’s all in a beautiful indoor facility… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/3/2017)

FEBRUARY 9-11, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Providence (RHODE ISLAND) – "Northeast International Auto Show," at the Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903… For more info: http://providenceautoshow.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

FEBRUARY 17, 2018, Saturday, Orange – "Northeast Gas Bash"… The following info is from: http://www.oldgas.com/pp_swaps.htm “…February 17, 2018, Orange, Conn, Northeast Gas Bash, American Legion Post #127, 7 am - 1 pm, no earlies, snow or shine, 630 Grassy Hill Rd. (CT Rt. 121), 1/2 mile south from Rt. 15 Exit 56, info: Bob Harrington (203) 494-0566 or rharrington32@yahoo.com...”... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/30/2018)

MARCH 3, 2018, Saturday, Middlefield – “...'...73 Cycle and Stryker Automotive Group LLC present ‘Open House and Garage Day,' Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9am to 4pmn, at 24 West Street, Building 8, Middlefield, CT 06455, telephone 860-349-1501… ’…73 Cycle and Stryker Automotive will be hosting an Open House and Garage Day from 9am to 4pm. Come check out some of the awesome projects we’ve been working on, and stay for seminars on custom seats, auto upholstery, composites, metal working, and chassis fabrication, and body work and paint!...’…” More info – All of the above info was transcribed from the official Facebook event pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/143062403029924/   (and thanks to our Facebook friend David Casner for the heads up - https://www.facebook.com/david.casner) … Also be sure to seehttp://www.73cycle.com/features … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/21/2018)

MARCH 4, 2018, Sunday, Hazardville section of Enfield – “...'...Antique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn,' 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off I-91 to Route 190 East, Hazardville, turn right at Junction of Route 192)… 1st Sunday of the Month, 7am to 11am… This event happens on the following dates for the winter 2017-2018 season: December 3rdJanuary 7th  February 4th... March 4th… Vendors $15, table provided ($10 if you supply your own table)… Public $2 donation… Information contact: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Don Passardi 860-684-2675, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777… Produced by MAFCC…”  webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friends at the Belltown Antique Car Club for confirmation that there will indeed be another cold-weather series of Enfield Powder Mill Barn indoor automotive swap meets coming up this coming winter! Very pleased to see the listing appear on page 2 of the November 2017 issue of their official newsletter, The Belltown Bulletin, expertly created and edited by Dan David! First date for Powder Mill Barn will be Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 7am to 11am. This is a really cool and laid-back indoor auto swap--had a great time last time I was able to make it there--hoping to get back there again this season! Thanks to the "MAFCC" (assuming that stands for Model A Ford Club of Connecticut) for making it possible once again!... More info - Link to the Belltown November 2017 newsletter on Facebook: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/newsletters/BACC%20November%202017.pdf – And here’s a screen shot we made (& uploaded to our server), with the info as it appeared on the BACC newsletter page, highlighted: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-SCREENSHOT.jpg ... And here’s a larger rendition of just the FLYER itself that we also uploaded to our server: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-FLYER.jpg ... Also for your  info - Belltown Antique Auto Club on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BelltownACC/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/31/2017)

MARCH 4, 2018, Sunday, Avon – “...’Cars & Coffee’ hosted by Tower Cars Storage, 9am to 11am, at Tower Cars Storage, 50 Tower Lane, Avon, CT 06001… ‘What is Cars & Coffee? It’s a Sunday morning event where gearheads get together to show off their prized machines and shoot the breeze over coffee and donuts. Our event is open to anybody! We want to bring car enthusiasts together, whether they’re driving million-dollar exotics or just a beloved old beater…’ This event is also kid-friendly…” For more info – The official Facebook event page is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/183944722207567/ - and please also be sure to visit and “Like” the Tower Cars Storage Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/towercarstorage/ … Nice job by these folks courageously setting up a nice early-season chance for us gearheads to get our machines out & about for an early Springtime run to blow out the cobwebs!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/23/2018)

MARCH 4, 2018, Sunday, Norfolk (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…Model A Ford Restorers Club of Massachusetts presents ‘MARCOM Annual Flea Market’… 7:30am to 11:00am, at Holmes Transportation Company, 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk, MA 02056…$3 admission; $20 space… To register call Dean Zwicker at 508-285-3211 …” Above info came directly from the dedicated Hemmings event info page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=51411 … Even more info: This appears to be the MARCOM official web site: http://marcommodela.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

MARCH 10-11, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Mark’s NE Auto & Race Car Show," at the Big E Better Living Center, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089… Quoting from the listing we found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarksNEAutoRaceCarShow/): “…Mark’s Auto Parts Recyclers presents a New Show at the Eastern States Exposition on March 10, 2018, and March 11, 2018. More information to come regarding applications for show cars, sponsorships, and vendors. Inbox inquiries. Please share this post and information regarding this new show to all car enthusiasts…”... webmaster’s note – See the below info under the “March ???, 2018 listing for the Frank Marratta show for why this event has been completely “x’d-out,” unfortunately… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017; unfortunate event cancellation revision to this listing updated as of 1/12/2018)

MARCH ???, 2018, Friday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – THIS LISTING IS TENTATIVE--WE HAVE  NOT  SEEN ANY DATES PUBLISHED FOR 2018 YET - "Frank Marratta's Auto And Race-A Rama Show," at the Big E Better Living Center, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089… For more info: http://fmautoshow.com/ ... *1/12/2018 “UPDATES” (note our use of quotation marks here!) – A fellow enthusiast who follows this calendar contacted us within the past few days about this event, its continued lack of published updates for 2018 (none that we’ve been able to find anyway), and any possible relationship to the appearance of the “Mark’s NE Auto & Race Car Show” (March 10-11, 2018, at the Big E), public notices for which started appearing on Facebook late last year. We thought about it and then tried contacting the “Mark’s” show at their dedicated Facebook page (note: Not the “Mark’s Cruise Night” Facebook page), and asked if there may be some kind of “cause and effect” relationship between the two events. The representative of the “Mark’s” show got back to me promptly, and indicated: 1) That the “Mark’s” event was not replacing the Marratta’s show, and, more importantly, 2) that the “Mark’s” show for 2018 has been “cancelled” (that’s the exact word that was used). So, that’s as much as we know. We also tried tuning in the Marratta’s show web site (http://fmautoshow.com/), and found a message that the show and/or the web site is “In Maintenance.” I made a screen shot of that, which you can view at the following link:http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/FrankMarrattaAutoShowWebSiteScreenShot10Jan2018.JPG… And that’s as much as we know at this time!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017; updates were added to this listing as of 1/12/2018)

MARCH 10, 2018, Saturday, Essex – Essex Park and Recreation Department presents: “Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade”… Saturday, March 10, at 10:30am to 11:30am, in the center of Essex, CT (“…Steps off from Essex Town Hall…”). Quoting from the official Facebook event page that was posted by Essex Park and Recreation (https://www.facebook.com/events/180268802562071/): “…Join us at our annual Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade! We step off at the Essex Town Hall at 10:30am. Come march with us and decorate your tractors, cars, and bikes! To join us and walk in the parade, feel free to gather up a group or even just dress up your pooch! Our 2018 Essex Go Bragh is honoring Grand Marshal Alan Miller, former Park and Recreation Director. This family friendly parade includes horse drawn wagon rides and face painting, and is a great opportunity to visit local restaurants and businesses…”… Official Poster - Here’s the direct link to the official poster as presented on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SXParkandRec/photos/a.10150184923234401.310515.131472944400/10155473326619401/?type=3   … Additional info - When I shared the Essex Park & Recreation Facebook event page to the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineOldies/), I added the note: “…This is always a lot of fun, and I believe there are antique cars that participate--suggest your getting in touch with Essex Park and Recreation to find out more details on how get involved!..” And then Essex Park & Rec chimed in right after that with: “…We welcome cars, trucks, trailers, tractors, and of course marchers. Best way to reach us is recreation@essexct.gov …” AWESOME! Thank again Essex Park & Rec with the gracious welcome for antique cars to participate! Any antique automobile driver who may be interested in participating this fun event is urged to get in touch with Essex park & Rec!... One more bit of helpful info – Here is the Town of Essex Park & Rec Department’s official info page for the 2018 Essex Go Bragh Parade & associated events (there is a lot of info presented on that page—it is well worth checking out): http://www.essexct.gov/park-and-recreation/news/essex-go-bragh-irish-parade-steps-off-310-at-1030am … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/31/2018)

MARCH 11, 2018, Sunday, “Everywhere” – Daylight Saving Time Start, 2:00am on Sunday March11th, 2018—turn your clock forward by one hour. I know a lot of people don’t like it when we “lose” that hour, but for me, it’s a nice signal for more daylight in the evenings—and lighter evenings in turn suggest cruise nights (well, to me anyway, ha ha!)… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/7/2018)

MARCH 18, 2018, Sunday, Taunton (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…RTS Expo Club Annual Model Car Kit and Diecast Exhibition, Holiday Inn, Taunton, MA… Quoting from the Hemmings event info page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=51575): “…“…50+ Vendor Tables of model car kits, promos, accessories, resin-cast, parts, die-cast & more NNL Style Model Car Exhibition: Display your built models and projects here at our non-competitive gathering of model car builders and enthusiasts, model car fun for all… Peoples Choice voting awards for this year’s special themes: Best Rat Rod, Best Motorcycle, Best First Responder & Municipal Vehicle, Best Junior Build Ages 18 and under. Club Awards to be presented by local and regional clubs. Best Factory Stock, Best Automotive, Best Scratch-Built, John Reid award for Best Custom, Tex Ouderkirk award for Best Diorama and many more...Doors Open on Sunday, March 18 at 9:00 AM. Spectator Admission: $8 ages 12 to adult, children under 12 free. There is no model registration fee. Feel free to bring and display as many of your model cars, trucks and dioramas as you can carry. Vendors: Here's your chance to set up at one of the most entertaining and profitable shows on the east coast Early Set-up opens at 6:00 AM. Discount hotel accommodations. Wall, aisle and lobby tables available, all 8. Convenient first floor location, no stairs. Reserved 8 vendor tables are available at a cost of $55.00 per table. Choice of wall or aisle tables. However, there are a limited supply of wall tables available. Please contact Stu promptly to reserve. Tables should be reserved and paid for by February 25th. After February 25, the table fee increases to $100.00 per table. To reserve a table wall or aisle or for general vendor information, contact Stu Marcus at home 603-382-9724, cell 617-875-6675… Sponsor: RTS Expo Club… When: March 18, 2018 9 AM to 3 PM… Location: 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA, 02780… Cost: $8 Ages 12 to Adult. Children under 12 are free… To Register: or call Stu Marcus at 603-382-9724…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

MARCH 24, 2018, Saturday, Stratford – ‘…“Automotive Restorations Inc. & Vintage Racing Services Open House,” 9:00am to 1:00pm, at 100 Lupes Drive, Stratford, CT (“Two Blocks Down from Two Roads Brewery), 203-377-6745… “ARI and VRS are excited to kick off the 2018 driving season with the help of local car clubs and enthusiasts!... Demonstrations by our technicians will include: Auto body sanding & painting, Transmission gear changes, suspension alignments, dyno demo, and MORE!... Come down and check out all the unique projects we have been working on over the winter months; see some extremely rare cars, and hang with fellow gear-heads. Grab a friend or bring the whole family down for a morning of fun!... RSVP to: info@auto-restore.com …”…’ webmaster’s note – The above info was transcribed from a flyer that was found online, which contains a lot more info about the planned goings-on that day—view the Official Flyer directly, as posted at Automotive Restorations’ Facebook page, at: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/28698696_1554499144670247_8312227088594366788_o.jpg?_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeEX-EDk0YiuoRE2nBkwq1_aQ_HLe7r1GeA6Qu4ecDZrEd9Or3zS2F9tXRdkas2qf934_Bir_4mmItcXLDJZKVZkZEdHpDOqckW3hH_kwW6iDg&oh=1a6f157b9f693530e342521a673162fb&oe=5B4E2466– and don’t forget to visit and “Like” their overall Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/automotiverestorations/ - and then there’s a lot more info about the event, and the overall company at their main web site page located at: http://www.automotiverestorations.com/ari/home ...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2018)

MARCH 24, 2018, Sunday, Maynard (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…24th Annual Winter Blah’s Swap Meet, Maynard Elks Lodge, Powdermill Road/Route 62, Maynard, MA 01754… Quoting from the Hemmings event info page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=51497): “…Swap Meet. Model A Ford parts, Automobilia, Literature & Automotive Related Items. Coffee & Donuts, Raffle, Large Parking Lot, Indoor & Outdoor Vendors, Vendor Space = $20… Sponsor: Minuteman Model A Ford Club of Massachusetts… When: March 25, 2018 7:30am-11:30am… Location: Powdermill Road/Rt. 62, Maynard, MA, 01754… Cost: $3… To Register: Craig Martin 978-562-2390…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

MARCH 24-25, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, Naugatuck – Don Clady & Connecticut Cruise News presents: “2018 Connecticut Indoor Cabin Fever Custom Car & Motorcycle Show”… Saturday & Sunday, March 24th & 25th, 2018. Saturday hours 10am to 7pm; Sunday hours 10am to 5pm (Set up also available Friday, March 23rd), at Naugatuck Entertainment Facility, 6 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT 06770… General admission $10; children 8 to 13 $5; children under 8 free… Plenty of free parking… Info: Don Clady donclady@ctcruisenews.com or call 860-354-5110… For lots more event info - https://www.facebook.com/events/220902138477166/ - and also be sure to visit (& “Like”) Connecticut Cruise News’ official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-Cruise-News-332651045567/ - and also their main web site at: http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/31/2018)

MARCH 30-31, 2018, Friday-Saturday, Naugatuck – “The Ground Up 2018 Open House and Vendor Expo,” 9am to 4pm, both days, at Ground Up, Inc., 91 Great Hill Road, Naugatuck, CT 06770… Huge show specials, Ground Up cars on display, talk to manufacturer’s reps, day of show giveaways, much more… For more info (Facebook event page): https://www.facebook.com/events/213698752528893/ - also the Ground Up, Inc. main Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/grounduprestoration/ - also see the official web site for Ground Up, Inc.: http://www.ss396.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/25/2018)

APRIL 5, 2018, Thursday, Southington – Season Kickoff for: ‘…“Ralph’s Rapid Transit Cruiz-In at Kizl’s Restaurant,” 5pm to 9pm, at Kizl’s Family Restaurant, 2014 West Street, Southtington, CT 06489…’… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/526091401108861/): “…Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz In is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2018! April 5th, and every first and third Thursday thru August, then every Thursday in September & October (and several special Friday night cruises, dates to be announced)!... Always a fun night, lots of cool cars, at a fantastic location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, right near ESPN!... Join us for our first Cruiz-In of 2018!!! Thursday, April 5th, 5-9pm!... Great meal specials, fast & friendly service, great location, huge show car parking area with grassy picnic area… DJ, trophies awarded at 8pm!...”…’ For more infowww.ralphsrapidtransit.com … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2018)

APRIL 5-8, 2018, Thursday-Sunday, Thompson – “Thompson Opener – Speedway Icebreaker Races, NASCAR, and More”… “… Info: www.thompsonspeedway.com, 860-923-2280…” webmaster’s note – We found this very brief calendar item on the Maynard Area Auto Club’s “Events” page (http://clubs.hemmings.com/maynardaac/events.html), and we do not have any corroboration of this info at this time—our usual advice is strongly reiterated: “Call Ahead Before Making Any Long Trips To Attend!”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

APRIL 7, 2018, Saturday, Berlin – “...'Automobilia and Literature Auction - At Nest Egg Auctions,' 758 Four Rod Road, Berlin, CT... 11am, a no-reserrve sale of quality automobilia and literature, bidding will be live, absentee, internet, select consignments are now being considered for this sale... Jerry 860-655-8682, CT... Email for more info: glettieri@cox.net ... View our site to see previews of items that will be offered and other auction info: http://www.automobiliaauctions.com/ …"... webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on page 143 of the February 2018 issue of Hemmings Motor News, within the "Connecticut Events" section... Additional info - Here's the Facebook page for Nest Egg Auctions: https://www.facebook.com/Nesteggauctions/ - might be good to visit and "Like" them so that you can keep up on announcements & updates... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2018)

APRIL 7, 2018, Saturday, Mansfield Center – The 4th Annual Mansfield Drive-In Fast & Furious Car Show and Drive-In Movie Viewing… The following info comes from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/325615541262599/ : “… Saturday, April 7th, 11am to 4pm, at the Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace, 228 Stafford Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250… ‘…Welcome back to the fourth annual Fast and the Furious car show & drive-in movie viewing! This year’s showing will be hosted by: CT Modified and Rose City Rides. This is a charity benefit show, proceeds from the show will go to The United Way. Read below for both movie and show information!...’… Registration will be 11:00-2:00; Show will be 12:00-4:00; Movie time is: TBA… FAQ: -You may leave and come back for the movie, as long as you hold onto your ticket stub… -Pets are prohibited, due to venue insurance reasons… -Grills are prohibited. There is a snack shack with food and drink available all day!... -Drugs and Alcohol are prohibited… -Proceeds will be donated to The United Way... Show Pricing: -$10 to Show… -$5 to Spectate…” webmaster’s note – Please be sure to check that Facebook event page out for more info. And we also looked up the Mansfield Drive-In Theatre’s info—their web site is: http://mansfielddrivein.com/ - and their phone number is: (860) 423-4441… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

APRIL 7, 2018, Saturday, Danielson – “Car Cruise at Quinebaug Valley Community College East Parking Lot,” Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10am to 2pm… Rain date = Saturday, April 14, 2018… “…Any vehicle that is classic, souped-up, or raised, is welcome… There is no fee to enter, and there will be food and drinks… 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded…” webmaster’s note – We saw the flyer for this event posted online at the Dream Machines Classics car club web site, under the “Schedule” page for April 2018 (http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/schedules/2018%20Schedules/april_2018.html), and the above is a transcription of most of it—however, you are also urged to view the flyer directly for more info (as there is also a map that helps with how to find Quinebaug Valley Community College, if you are unfamiliar with the area—here is the FLYER LINK: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2018%20Photos/flyers/flyer_quinebaugcarcruise%20apr7th.jpg … More info - The event listing on the DMC April Schedule page also provided this word-info about the event: “…"...April 7, Car Cruise at Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple St, Danielson, CT, 10am - 2pm, No Fee to Enter, Trophies, Rain date April 14…” And there you have it! Thanks again to the Dream Machines Classics folks for the positively great job they do covering the Eastern Connecticut antique auto hobby scene … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2018)

APRIL 8, 2018, Sunday, Hamden – The Quinnipiac Car Club presents: “QU Car Club Spring Show”… Sunday, April 8, 2018, 10am to 4pm, at the TD Bank Sports Center, 305 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518… Cars, food, raffles, prizes… $5 spectators; $15 show cars; cash only; a portion of proceeds raised from the show will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation… More info: qucarclub@gmail.com … For lots more event info - https://www.facebook.com/events/331361584029195/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/31/2018)

APRIL 8, 2018, Sunday, Derby – “…’Fill The Crosley at Heav’nly Donuts’ - The Heav’nly Donuts ‘Dust-Off’ Car Cruise For Spooner House,” at the Heav’nly Donuts Derby Location… It is a great reason to dust off the classic cars and get ready for cruise season!... Sunday, April 8, 2018… ~12:00pm to 5:00pm… Rain date = April 15th, 2018… ‘…Let’s Give The Spooner House a Fill-Up! We are collecting canned goods and non-perishables…’… The Spooner House is operated by Area Congregations Together, Inc., with the mission of providing food, shelter, and support services to people in need…” editor’s note – We really look forward to this wonderful event every Spring, and love to participate, whenever we can do it—it’s also a great feeling to “give back” when you drop your nonperishable food donation off with the two organizers, the well-known car guys Michael Burke (owner of MRJB Home Designs - https://www.facebook.com/MRJB-Home-Designs-48642247990/) and Ernie Badas (owner of Heav’nly Donuts - https://www.facebook.com/Heavnly-Donuts-96112739325/), and they, in turn, fill up Ernie’s “legendary” 1948 Crosley Woodie Wagon with all of the donations! What a wonderful way to have a great day and also help out others in need! AWESOME job by Ernie and Mike with this event, as always!... FLYER – The official 2018 Fill The Crosley flyer was posted on Facebook by Mike and Ernie, and that’s where all of the above info was transcribed directly from—here’s the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29386699_10156113227679326_8792403714020212736_o.jpg?oh=6a8be3517c36a0291d4cef0ff5dd4115&oe=5B361ACB – and there is also an official Facebook event page that you can also access at: https://www.facebook.com/events/578590822499324/ … Additional useful information – If you’re looking for a street address for Heav’nly Donuts to plug into your Waze or GPS, it is the following: 658 New Haven Ave, Derby, CT 06418 … Even more good info – We are also very pleased to pass along the web site for The Spooner House, so you can read about the great humanitarian work they do (that “Fill The Crosley” in turn helps facilitate): http://www.actspooner.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2018)

APRIL 8, 2018, Sunday, Seekonk (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Flea Market Season Opener at The Seekonk Speedway”… “… Info: seekonkspeedway.com, 508 336-9959…” webmaster’s note – We found this very brief calendar item on the Maynard Area Auto Club’s “Events” page (http://clubs.hemmings.com/maynardaac/events.html), and we do not have any corroboration of this info at this time—our usual advice is strongly reiterated: “Call Ahead Before Making Any Long Trips To Attend!”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

APRIL 14, 2018, Saturday, Plainfield – “…Haul of Fame Annex Swap Meet… Sunday, April 14th, 2018, 7am to 2pm, South End of Plainfield on Route 12… ‘…Get there early to pick up your rusty treasure… Route 12, Plainfield… Contact information: Denis Yaworski 860-546-9819…'…" webmaster’s note – See the official Facebook event page (posted by our friends the Yankee Yesteryear Car Club), which is where all of the above info came from, online at: https://www.facebook.com/events/864934733666094/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/4/2018)

APRIL 15, 2018, Sunday, East Hartford – “UC3 Spring Show 2018," hosted by the UConn Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/uconncarclub), 9am to 4pm, at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1950649978594548/ - and here’s some info excerpted from the event page (please see the event page for complete details): “…Location: Rentschler Field, East Hartford CT; Directly off of I-84; you may use either the Silver Lane or Cabela’s entrance to the parking lots… Hours: Gates open to all @ 9:00 am (Please do not show up earlier because the lot will not be open)… Registration for show cars closes @ 1:00 pm; gates will remain open until the beginning of awarding trophies… Trophies to be announced by 2:00 pm… Price: $20 per car to park in show parking (no pre-registration required); $10 per car for spectator parking in a separate parking lot; Cash Only (exact change is appreciated)…”... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017)

APRIL 15, 2018, Sunday, Stafford – “…’Ty-Rods Annual Spring Swap Meet at Stafford Motor Speedway’…Rain or shine… “… Info: staffordspeedway.com, 860 684-2783…” webmaster’s note – We found this very brief calendar item on the Maynard Area Auto Club’s “Events” page (http://clubs.hemmings.com/maynardaac/events.html), and we do not have any corroboration of this info at this time—our usual advice is strongly reiterated: “Call Ahead Before Making Any Long Trips To Attend!”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

APRIL 18-22, 2018, Wednesday-Sunday, Carlisle (PENNSYLVANIA) – “…’Spring Carlisle Meet & Car Corral,’ 88 acres of parts & cars… Info: www.carlisleevents.com, 717 243-7855…”… webmaster’s note – We found this very brief calendar item on the Maynard Area Auto Club’s “Events” page (http://clubs.hemmings.com/maynardaac/events.html), and we do not have any corroboration of this info at this time—our usual advice is strongly reiterated: “Call Ahead Before Making Any Long Trips To Attend!”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

APRIL 19, 2018, Thursday, Milford – Season Kickoff for “…’Cruisin’ East Car Club Presents The Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodies Drive-In,’ 6 to 9pm, at Goodies Drive-In, 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT… “…Food, Music, Giveaways, Trivia… ‘Cruising The Way It Used To Be’…” Contact: Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a copy of the Official Flyer that our Facebook friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762) posted on 3/16/2018, with the following additional very important information: “…Starting the third Thursday in April…” (which would be Thursday, April 19th, 2018)… FLYER – We also uploaded a copy of the flyer that Bill posted to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CruisinEastCCGoodiesMilfordThursdayCruiseNites.jpg ... Thanks very much Bill! We have been to this very popular and very long-running cruise night, and it’s always a great time!... Thanks again Phil, Bill, and all the Goodies folks!... (this event was added to this calendar as of3/21/2018)

APRIL 21, 2018, Saturday, Old Saybrook – “Cardone & Daughter Automotive Spring ‘Open Shop’ 2018 hosted by Cardone & Daughter Automotive, Inc. (https://www.facebook.com/cardoneanddaughter), 9am to 1pm, at Cardone & Daughter Automotive, Inc., 4 Custom Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2030303883881846/ … webmaster’s note – The Cardone & Daughter Automotive “Open Shop” events are always fun & informal, and a wonderful outpouring of hospitality by the C&D Auto folks. Stay tuned to that event page (make sure to click on “Interested”) to keep up with more details, as they become available.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017)

APRIL 21 2018, Saturday, Groton – “...’April Spring Opener’ at AutoZone, 720 Long Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340… Saturday, April 21, 2018, noon to 3:00pm… ‘…Come join us for our Annual Spring Opener. All cars and trucks are welcome, no cut-off dates… This is a show & shine event to get our rides ready for the season, to catch up with our friends, and make new friends too!...’ For the latest info, see our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/SCMC1 ...” webmaster’s note – Many thanks to our friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club for all their work organizing and getting the word out about this great early-season car event (please also see the eye-catching poster, from which all of the above info was directly transcribed, online at: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28059523_1770964372926001_2458408749130500350_n.jpg?oh=d63e8150f589fea0b23f4f3e754e6fee&oe=5B0D6E29), and for all the other events and activities they are involved with throughout the season! Please also be sure to visit their main web site at: http://www.secmc.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2018)

APRIL 21, 2018, Saturday, New Britain – “The Klingberg Motorcar Series for 2018 – Model A Fords”… Info: https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

APRIL 21, 2018, Saturday, Wallingford – Season Kickoff for “…’Cars & Coffee’ at Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford…”… Quoting from the information contained on a flyer that we recently ran across posted at the web site of our friends the Connecticut Classic Chevy Club (https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/): “…Cars & Coffee… Come grab a cut of Joe and a bagel and check out some of the coolest cars in the area. Bring your car or truck, any year or model. But please, no loud stereos or burnouts. Join fellow enthusiasts and talk cars in a casual, relaxed atmosphere… Where: Bruegger’s Bagels, 970 North Colony Road (Route 5), Wallingford… When: Third Saturday of the month, April through October, 2018 (4/21… 5/19… 6/16… 7/21… 8/18… 9/1510/20… rain date = the following Saturday)… Time: 8:00am ‘till 11:00am… Contact: Tony at bet.rapuano@gmail.com for more info or rain cancellation… Participants get a free coffee with any purchase… Free dozen bagels to the Manager’s Choice of car/truck of the day…”… FLYER – We also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server as well, where you can view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018BrueggersBagelsWallingfordSaturdayCarsAndCoffeeFlyer.jpg (FYI – We also found most, if not all of this info published on the Special Interest web site, in the Connecticut Calendar of Events area: http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm)… More info: Be sure to visit and “Like” the official Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Brueggers-Bagels-381395465265039/ … Learn more about the CT Classic Chevy Club at their official web site: https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/ - and you can also check them out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CtClassicChevyClub/ (be sure to visit and give them a “Like”)… Oh, and here’s a cool WTNH News Channel 8 web site feature with Ryan Kristafer that lets you get to know some of the people behind the CT Classic Chevy Club: http://wtnh.com/2017/04/27/cruisin-connecticut-connecticut-classic-chevy-club/ … Some additional thinking ahead – Keep your eyes open for info on the CT Classic Chevy club’s hugely-popular Memorial Day Weekend car show that takes place at the expansive parking lots of Quinnipiac University in Hamden—believe this is a co-production with the Hamden Police Department also. From what I recall, it usually happens on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2018)

APRIL 21, v, Saturday, Monroe – Season Kickoff (“First Cruise of the Season!”) for “Monroe Street Rodders Present ‘The New Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In Cruise Night’…”… “…Saturday, April 21, 4pm to 9pm, at Bill’s Drive-In, 431 Monroe Tpke (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT 06468… ‘Come on down to the New Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In for our first cruise of the season! Cut off year = 1985. No burn outs please…” webmaster’s note – The above info comes from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/428953264219097/ … And from the organizing car club, the Monroe Street Rodders’ own Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/), there is more useful info about this and other events that the club is directly involved with: “…Classic Car Cruises, Saturdays 4-9pm, April - Oct., at Bill's Drive-In, Rt. 111, Monroe, CT & monthly car shows to support worthy causes. Car cut off 1985…” Additional note – There is already another Facebook event page posted by the Monroe Street Rodders, with the April 28th date info (https://www.facebook.com/events/1624462284337928/), so that indicates this should be a weekly-occurring cruise night on Saturdays—sounds great to us!... One more useful note – Here’s also the official Facebook page for the classic American drive-in restaurant, “Bill’s Drive-In,” which you should also check out (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re at it):https://www.facebook.com/Bills-Drive-In-119867918055014/ …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/6/2018)

APRIL 21-22, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, Naugatuck – “Connecticut Cruise News Presents: ‘The 2018 Northeast Indoor Truck & Jeep Jam’,” Naugatuck Entertainment Center, 6 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT… “…Mild to wild—all makes, models, and years…” Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/436925860043856/ - and also be sure to check out the CT Cruise News official web site: http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ webmaster’s note – We looked at the CT Cruise News events page recently and found that this event appears to have been cancelled, reference: http://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e115.php ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018;  unfortunate event cancellation revision to this listing updated as of 3/22/2018)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, New Britain – “C3’s 2018 CCSU Charity Spring Car Show," hosted by Central Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/CentralCarClub/), 10am to 3pm, at Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/955181274631195/ - and here’s some info excerpted from the event page (please see the event page for complete details): “…The date for Connecticut's largest for-charity car show is officially locked in! Save the date and share it up! Location and Charity TBA. Message any officer or Central Car Club for suggestions… Rain date = Sunday, April 29th…”.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, Bristol – “49th Annual CSRA Spring Swap Meet”… “…The 49th annual Spring Swap Meet will once again be held at the Lake Compounce parking lot in Bristol CT. I 84 to exit 31, north on 229, follow the signs or use GPS 271 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, Ct 06010. 6:00 AM -3:00PM rain or shine… Antique, Street Rod, Hot Rod, Classic, Racing, Special Interest, Trucks, tools, Collectables, Toys, and used speed parts offered… Vendor spots $40.. (Vendor spots are 15' X 20' If you can't fit entirely in this dimension, you must buy more spots)… Spectators $10 per. Kids under 12 free. Cars for sale $30. Truck and trailer $60… We offer Saturday set up from 10AM-4:30PM, however there is no overnight stays. You will have to return on Sunday morning and park in Spectator parking, then walk to your spot. No driving cars in the swap meet area on Sunday…” Above info is from: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, Norwalk – “…’Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer – 2nd Annual Car Show Fund Raiser for Pancreatic Cancer’… Imports, customs, and classics… Starts with a Rallye of cars through town… At: Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT… Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm… Rain date = April 29, 2018… Trophies, food, music, silent auction… For additional info and registration form please contact: Mark C. Schlegel 203-434-8540 or Pete Bondi 203-984-4574, e-mail: pcresearch17@gmail.com …” webmaster’s note – All of the above verbiage was transcribed directly from an electronic handbill for the event that we received, along with a cover note, from Pauline and Mark Schlegel (paulinems@aol.com) in an e-mail dated 1/1/2018. Their cover note was as follows: “…Hi, I am requesting that you will once again post on your website our upcoming Car show… "Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer" was an extremely successful fund raiser for the support of Dr. Richard Frank, oncologist Research study.  There presently is no EARLY detection for Pancreatic Cancer and through our very successful show we were able to give Dr. Frank's Research a check for $13,000.  We had over 130 classic cars of a wide variety… This is a devastating disease with no early detection!!  We lost Mark's sister Karen on December 12, 2017 after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on September 8th, 2017… We wish to thank you once again for posting our show and for many of your members participation… Thank you!... Pauline and Mark Schlegel…” Sounds fantastic—and what a tremendously worthy cause to support!... Additional info - See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/706924722824315/ - and also please be sure to visit and “Like” the Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer main Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rallyeforpc/ , where there is also a copy of their electronic handbill that I had uploaded to the SAAC Facebook page—handbill link is: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26230907_1576660949090748_3176924294391708485_n.jpg?oh=0db7732b35928481f933c662a70a59ca&oe=5AEA9919Final thoughts – Thanks again to Pauline and mark for keeping us on the mailing list for this announcement—we are very pleased to help spread the word, and be sincerely applaud them for their fantastic dedication to this very worthy cause… *3/7/2018 UPDATES – We received an e-mail today from Pauline Schlegel (paulinems@aol.com), which contained important new info about the event that we are pleased to pass along. Quoting from Pauline’s cover note: “…Hi, Thank you for previously posting our show… We have made one inclusion to our advertising. We have included the $25.00 donation to Pancreatic Cancer for each show car.  We would appreciate your reposting with the additional information… Again thank you for your support and interest in our show.  To date we have given Dr. Richard Frank $18,000.00 for his Research Study for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer… Pauline Schlegel… “ Updated Event Info - The following information was transcribed directly from the REVISED flyer that Pauline provided, attached to her 3/7/2018 e-mail: “…Advertising for the show - April 22, 2018, Sunday, Norwalk, CT ‘Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer’ - 2nd Annual Car Show Fund Raiser for Pancreatic Cancer… Imports, Customs and Classics… Starts with a Rallye of cars through town at: Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT… Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm… Each show car is a $25.00 donation to Pancreatic Cancer Research… Rain date: April 29, 2018… Trophies – Food – Music – Silent Auction… For additional info and registration form please contact: Mark C. Schlegel 203-434-8540 or Pete Bondi 203-984-4574, e-mail: pcresearch17@gmail.com …” FLYER - And we also uploaded a copy of that same revised flyer that Pauline provided, to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/22April2018RallyeForPancreaticCancerNorwalkREVISEDFlyer.jpg... Sounds fantastic, and we thank Pauline and her entire committee for all their work organizing and producing this wonderful car event, that benefits such a fantastic great cause!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/5/2018; additional info and updated flyer hyperlink were added to this listing as of 3/7/2018)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, New Canaan (@ Pine & Elm Streets) – “...Caffeine & Carburetors - Season Opener, 8am-11am… ‘…Featuring Italy’s finest modes of transportation. Wear your Italian loafers and join us on Elm. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa, Lancia, Maserati and more…’…”… For more info – The official Facebook event page is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/203304316920214/ - and please also be sure to visit and “Like” the Caffeine & Carburetors Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/23/2018)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, Orange – “Goodies Of Orange Presents Its 2018 Dust-Off Cruise”… Quoting from the flyer copy that our old car friend Melissa Mekdeci posted to the “Fritz’s Car Cruise” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756678554598185/) on 4/14/2016: “…Goodies Of Orange Presents Its 2018 Dust-Off Cruise, Sunday, April 22nd, 1:00pm – 5:00pm… Awards presented by the Gang at Goodies… Come join us on the Patio… Music, giveaways, 50/50…” Additional information – We looked up the street address of Goodies Drive-In of Orange—it is: 111 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477, and you need to check out their official web site at: http://www.goodiesorange.com/ … Sounds good to us!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/16/2018)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, Pomfret Center – “Connecticut VW Association Spring Dustoff – New Location," hosted by Connecticut Volkswagen Association (https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ and/or http://www.ctvwa.org/), 9am to 2pm, at Loos & Co., Inc, 16 Mashamoquet Road #B, Pomfret Center, CT 06259… “…New Location! … Junction of Routes 169 & 101… Join us for our annual Spring Dustoff VW show… All German cars welcome… No vending/swap meet… Donut and pizza restaurants close by…” See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/369540496843042/.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/12/2018)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, Fitchburg (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Early Ford V8 Club 46th Annual Flea Market & Car Show,” 8am to 1pm, at the Fitchburg Airport…  88 acres of parts & cars… Info: Brian 978-263-7256, or check with them on their Facebook page: ‘Early Ford V8 Club of New England’…”… webmaster’s note – We found this very brief calendar item on the Maynard Area Auto Club’s “Events” page (http://clubs.hemmings.com/maynardaac/events.html), and we do not have any corroboration of this info at this time—our usual advice is strongly reiterated: “Call Ahead Before Making Any Long Trips To Attend!”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

TENTATIVE - APRIL 25, 2018, Wednesday, Hamden - Season Kickoff for “The Glenwood Drive-In Classic Car Cruise Night”... webmaster's note - We are listing this as TENTATIVE at this  time, and utilizing some of the basic info from last year's listing. We just received a note from our old car friend Monte Rolli dated 4/4/2018, who wrote: "...FYI, I was told by the Glenwood staff their cruise night starts Wednesday, 4/25/2018. I would guess it's a recurring schedule thereafter like in previous years... Hope the good weather turns around before then..." Sounds good, and thanks Monte (and we agree about the weather also!)... “The Glenwood Drive-In Classic Car Cruise Night”… Every Wednesday night from April to October, 6pm to 10pm, at The Glenwood Drive-In, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, telephone 203-281-0604… More info – See Glenwood Drive-In’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn/ ... Even more info – Check out their official web site for lots more info about this beloved & very long-running classic Connecticut eating place: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/ - and also the dedicated Glenwood Drive-In cruise night info page: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2018)

APRIL 27, 2018, Friday, Foster (RHODE ISLAND) – Season Kickoff for “…The Woodland Cruise… 115 East Killingly Road, Foster, RI ... webmaster’s note – We received the notice for this event from our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who passed it along to us on 4/25/2018, with this cover note: “…New Friday cruise night… This is on the CT-RI line… Check out all their shows on their web site: http://www.ricowboycruisers.com/car-shows.html ... Sounds good, thanks Rick! Following is the info paragraph about The Woodland Cruise that Rick passed along to us (and Rick is correct, Foster, RI is right across the CT-RI border from the CT town of Killingly): “…Listen up girls & guys! There’s a new cruise in Rhode Island every Friday night, Yes, it’s a free cruise with trophies every week. Hope to see you all at The Woodland Meeting House Cruise. All vehicles (cars, bikes, trucks, and firetrucks) will be parking in the beer garden. We have plenty of room for hundreds and hundreds of sweet rides. So, I suppose you wan to know where? Well, it’s in the boonies with a great atmosphere. Ice cold alcoholic beverages inside and outside. Great food menu and lots of good music. This cruise starts on Friday, April 27, 2018, 4pm to dusk. See you at The Woodland Meeting House… Hosted by The RI Cowboy Cruisers… We would be so happy if everyone could bring one canned good—remember: ‘We Feed The Hungry’…” Thanks again Rick for the info!... More info – Woodland Meeting House web site: www.woodlandmeetinghouse.com – and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WoodlandMeetingHouseRestaurant/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2018)

APRIL 28, 2018, Saturday, Portland – “…8th Annual Kenny Fletcher Memorial Cruise Night at Valli’s – ‘Muscle Cars ‘n Hotrods’… In Memory of Kenny Fletcher… April 28th, 3:00pm to 8:00pm, at 22 Sand Hill Road, Portland, CT… Rain date = May 5th… No dogs… Show car entry fee $10; spectators free; donations greatly appreciated… All Proceeds go to The Kenny Fletcher Scholarship Fund, The P.H.S. Class of 2018, Portland Zion Lutheran Church, Middlesex Hospital Hospice, and Portland Food Bank… Trophies: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize… Dash plaques to the first 200 cars… Music… Food and beverages available for purchase…. For more information please contact: Michael Brown at 860-982-3227 or Michael Bellobuono at 860-707-4231…” webmaster’s notes – We very much appreciate our friend Mike Brown from Valli’s Construction for keeping us on the mailing list for the announcement of this year’s “Fletcher Memorial Cruise Night,” which benefits so many great causes, and also helps us to remember a great family man and great soldier in the U.S. Army, Portland resident Kenny Fletcher, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 50; please be sure to read his obituary online at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/middletownpress/obituary.aspx?pid=150433155 … What a wonderful thing that the Valli’s folks, and all their helpers have been doing year after year, now in their 8th annual version, to remember Mr. Fletcher, and to benefit the scholarship fund in his name, plus so many other excellent local causes and organizations… FLYER - All of the above info, by the way, was transcribed directly from the copy of the Official Flyer that Mike Brown sent along to us in early February 2018—we also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our sever, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/28April2018KennyFletcherCruiseAtVallisPortlandFlyer.JPG… Additional thoughts - We also LOVE the event itself! We’ve attended several times over the years as a spectator, and to see the expansive grassy field of Valli’s literally filled with colorful and cool cars and trucks of every shape and style, is positively wonderful! We definitely hope to get back to Portland for the 2018 version of the Fletcher Cruise! Thanks again Mike Brown, and all of the Valli’s folks for the info, and Great Job once again! … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/21/2018)

APRIL 28, 2018, Saturday, Middlebury – “…’…Time To Dust Them Off & Bring Them Out – “American Muscle Car Show,” co-sponsored by CT Military Corvette Club, Proceeds to benefit CT Veterans in Need…’ 10am to 3pm (registration open 8am to noon), at Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark (park open 11am to 5pm), 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT (1-800-FOR-PARK or www.quassy.com)… $10 entry fee… 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Best Of Show trophies (drivers’ choice judging; trophies awarded at 2:30pm; 50/50 raffle at 3pm)… One free lunch ticket for show car drivers… Fenced-off area for show… Rain date = April 29th… Info: CMCCcarshow@hotmail.com or www.vettclub.org …” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly off of the Official Flyer for this car show, which appears on the official Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/322088554963738/ - and you should also be sure to visit & “Like” the Quassy Amusement Park Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Quassy-Amusement-Park-38328744398/ - and also the Connecticut Military Corvette Club, Inc. Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-Military-Corvette-Club-Inc-435408043179002/ - and their main web site also at: www.vettclub.org … Additional thoughts - Sounds positively awesome, and hats off to Quassy and the CT Military Corvette Club for organizing & running this event benefiting such an extremely worthy good cause… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/23/2018)

APRIL 28, 2018, Saturday, Milford – “…Platt Tech Spring Dust Off – Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show & Flea Market… at Platt Technical High School, 600 Orange Avenue, Milford, CT, to benefit ‘Tools For Techs’… April 28th, 10:00am to 3:00pm… Rain date = April 29th… Custom trophies designed and produced by some of our Trade Technology Programs... Your name, vehicle description will be engraved on your trophy… Hosted by Platt Tech Parent Faculty Organization… ‘…Platt Tech’s New Spring Car Show is a fund raising event to support our students in our 14 trade technologies. The funds raised will support students who may need assistance in purchasing their own tools of their trade, or special projects within our trade program….’ Entrance fee to the car show: $15… Brass & gas, muscle, modified, bike, EMS, Custom, Any Year… Additionally, the Cow Chip Raffle will support Platt Athletics, to offset dramatically reduced state budgets… Cow Chip Raffle tickets are $5 each; first place winner $1000; $250 for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th… Contact: David J. Tuttle, Dept. Head/Precision Machining Technology, Platt Technical High School, Milford, CT 06460, 203-882-4044, David.tuttle@ct.gov …” webmaster’s note – We ran across the official flyer for this great sounding event online, and all of the above info was transcribed directly from that flyer. We also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/28April2018PlattTechMilfordSpringDustOff.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/4/2018)

APRIL 28, 2018, Saturday, Oxford – “Fritz’s Snack Bar – Dust Off Cruise,” 2pm-onward, at Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford, CT… For more information call: Bob/Chippy at 203-410-9401…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our Facebook old car friend Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) for sending along to us a copy of the official 2018 Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night Flyer just a day or so ago, which includes not only the information on this 4/28 “Dust Off” cruise event, but also the kick-off of the “regular” Wednesday night summertime cruise night series at Fritz’s, which starts off on Wednesday evening (5pm to 9pm), May 2, 2018… FLYER - We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the 2018 Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night flyer to our server, and so you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018FritzSnackBarOxfordCruiseNitesFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – For lots more info and updates of and about this legendary and long-established (“…Proudly serving you since 1954!...) independent snack bar, please also make sure to go visit (& “Like”) the Fritz’s Snack Bar Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritzs-Snack-Bar-187103918454506/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/15/2018)

APRIL 28, 2018, Saturday, New Haven – “Alpha Phi Delta’s 3rd Annual Car Show at SCSU – All Proceeds go to Autism Awareness”… Quoting from the event listing found on the applicable Hemmings dedicated info page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=52358), which also included a copy of the official flyer: “…Alpha Phi Delta 3rd Annual Car Show, April 28, 2018, 11-3… This is Alpha Phi Delta's 3rd Annual Car Show where all proceeds benefit Autism Awareness. There will be food, music, prizes, etc… All cars/motorcycles welcome… $10 Registration fee… Rain date = April 29th, 11am-3pm… Open to the public but recommend RSVP on our Facebook page “Alpha Phi Delta Car Show at SCSU” by March 25th… Follow our Instagram @alphaphidelta_gamma_xi for more updates and information… Primary contact: Matt Russo 860-806-1443, Jake Vidnus 860-798-3686, Andrew Forgetta 860-922-6346… Trophies, DJ & vendors, door prizes… Location: 114 Farnham Avenue , New Haven, CT, 06015… Cost: $10… To Register: Call Matthew Russo at 860-806-1443…” And the direct FLYER link from that Hemmings page is: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/62439099-0-0.jpg?rev=1 … And here is the direct Facebook link, as mentioned above: https://www.facebook.com/apdscsucarshow/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2018)

APRIL 28, 2018, Saturday, Bethel (TENTATIVE CONFIRMED!) – “Happy Hoofers 4-H Club Treasure Trunk Car Show”… Quoting the e-mail (subject line: “Looking for A Few Good Car Guys & Gals!“) dated 3/11/2018, that we received from Craig Riley (criley4957@gmail.com): “…I’m writing as a volunteer representative for the Happy Hoofers 4-H Club in Bethel, CT… I not looking for any money donations etc… Here’s the reason for my email: The local 4-H group (Happy Hoofers) in Bethel, CT does an annual flea market (Treasure Trunk).   Additionally, we have food trucks, the local fire company and local police that support and display at the event. Nothing like fire trucks, police and their dogs to get people excited!... The event is held at the UConn Cooperative extension grounds in Bethel, CT, 67 Stony Hill Rd., just down the road from the fire house and adjacent to the Big Y Market shopping center. As a point of information there’s a Dunkin Donuts, the Big Y and a Subway within 100 yards. There’s also the Meeting House Pub just up the road about a mile and The Prime Pub across the street… We are discussing adding a car show opportunity. Not a judging show but a casual opportunity for car owners and enthusiasts to gather and display their vehicles, talk, have coffee etc. in a family and multi interest environment… Our goal is get some level of involvement from either a club or clubs or just individual car and truck lovers to attend and display at the event, there’s no cost. We are looking to broaden the appeal and increase our attendance and there isn’t a better way that I can think of than adding cars, trucks and motorcycles and their owners!... If this is something your club or individual members might consider supporting by just attending and enjoying the day please let me know either via email or feel free to give me a call… The date for the event is Saturday April 28 and show hours are 9-3, but there is no set time for car and truck lovers to come or go… Thanks in advance for your consideration… Craig… Craig Riley, 1406 Cypress Dr., Danbury, CT 06811, M: 203.610.4957, criley4957@gmail.com …” webmaster’s note – We really appreciate Craig getting in touch with us, and the proposed event he outlines sounds really cool—if you have any interest, I would suggest your getting in touch with Craig directly. Thanks again Craig and Happy Hoofers!... *4/13/2018 VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES - Quoting from an e-mail received today from organizer Craig Riley (criley4957@gmail.com), we are very happy to pass along the word that the event is no longer "tentative"--it is in fact now CONFIRMED!: "...Steve, Good Friday afternoon…  In an email exchange with (another local area car club contact person), he mentioned that the Treasure Trunk 4-H event scheduled for April 28th in Bethel Connecticut shows as “tentative” on the SAAC calendar. I verified by checking today. Any chance you can change that? We are moving ahead with the event and it looks like we have at least five CT clubs that have posted to their websites.  No guarantee of turn out but we are hoping for a bright dry spring day… Thanks for posting to the site, Craig…” AWESOME! Thanks so much Craig for taking the time to get in touch with us about this, and we are more than pleased to help spread the word that The Happy Hoofers 4-H Club Treasure Trunk Car Show is indeed CONFIRMED! Keeping fingers crossed at this end also for a great weather day on 4/28!... Thanks again Craig!... (this TENTATIVE event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2018; very important updates from organizer Craig Riley were added to this listing as of 4/13/2018--including removal of the word "tentative"!)

APRIL 29, 2018, Sunday, Manchester – “…The Carter All Chevy Show, 81 Adams Street, Manchester, CT, $10 Donation, Chevys only up to and including 1976 - fire extinguisher required, Trophies, Registration 8-11am, Voting 11am-12:30pm, for more info contact Larry Jamaitis (860) 643-4475, click (on the following link) for flyer (directions on page 2 of flyer): http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2018%20Photos/flyers/flyer_carter_2018_apr_29.pdf ...” webmaster’s note – We received the above notice for this event from our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who passed it along to us on 4/25/2018—thanks again Rick!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2018)

APRIL 29, 2018, Sunday, East Hampton Haddam Neck – “Belltown Antique Car Club’s 44th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show,” at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds (see the updated info below)… “Always the last Sunday in April…”… Info: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/ … *1/12/2018 VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES - Quoting from Belltown Antique Car Club editor Daniel David’s (dan12david@yahoo.com) broadcast e-mail of 1/10/2018: “…Hello from the Belltown Antique Car Club - Enclosed is a press release (webmaster’s note – If you’d like a copy of the press release, please let me know and I’ll e-mail it to you, or request it directly from Dan David, dan12david@yahoo.com) on our 44th Annual Belltown Antique Engine & Tractor Meet, to be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018.  The show is held rain or shine, field conditions permitting. No rain date… This year our show is again moving to a NEW LOCATION: Danaher Field on Rock Landing Rd. in Haddam Neck, across from the Haddam Neck Fire Station.  This was necessary due to the tendency for poor drainage in the springtime at Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, where the show was held last year for the first time.  The new location is on higher ground just up the road from the fairgrounds.  As before, the location is on the east side of the Conn. River, reachable by taking Rte. 151 north from the Moodus section of East Haddam or south from Cobalt.  Follow Rte. 151 to Haddam Neck Rd., which becomes Rock Landing Rd., and proceed to Haddam Neck Fire Station.  Signage will direct show-goers to the show field entrance… You may also notice that the name of the show has changed somewhat to reflect the fact that antique tractors have become a more significant aspect of the show in recent years… Thank you for helping us get the word out on our show!... Regards, Dan David, Event publicity coordinator, Belltown Antique Car Club…” Sounds good, Dan, and thanks for the heads-up! We are very pleased to add these very important updates to the event listing on the SAAC Calendar, for all of our fellow enthusiasts’ information! Thanks to you and all of the Belltown folks who make great events like this happen (and really “sweat the details” in the process)!!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017; very important newly updated information, regarding the event location, and other details, added to this listing as of 1/12/2018)

APRIL 30 2018, Monday, Bolton – Season Opener for “…’Fish Family Farm Car Cruise - Mondays at 5:00,’ 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton, CT—Just off Route 85… ‘…All makes and models welcome… They sell some of the best ice cream around!...’ Starting April 30th… ‘…We will be raising money for lymphoma doing a 50/50…’…” webmaster’s note – We very much appreciate our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) sending us along the heads-up and flyer for this wonderful sounding event! Rick’s accompanying note from his e-mail correspondence dated 2/23/2018 read: “…New car cruise… This is just up the hill (half mile) from Bolton Motors, across from the old Treat’s Trees Farm…” Sounds great—thanks Rick! And we also took the liberty of uploading the flyer that Rick provided to our server, where you can view it online now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018FishFamilyFarmMondayCarCruiseBoltonFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fishfamilyfarmcreamery/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2018)

MAY 1, 2018, Tuesday, Chesterfield – “…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370, CT… 5:00 pm--8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, Food, Beverages, Ice Cream, Trophies, Live DJ and fantastic Raffle Prizes, antique Museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking... May 1… June 5… July 3… August 7… September 4, 2018… Info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287…” webmaster’s note: All of the above info came from the OldRide.com dedicated event page: https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html ... Additional info - We found some info about the Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club on this Hemmings page: https://www.hemmings.com/clubs/detail?hmn_club_id=1478317Even more additional info – Here’s the link to the “Directions” page for Nature’s Art/The Dinosaur Place (1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike/a.k.a.: CT Route 85, Montville, CT 06370), from their web site: http://naturesartvillage.com/hours-directions/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/5/2018)

MAY 1, 2018, Tuesday, Berlin – Season Kickoff for “…’…Manny, Moe, and Jack welcome you to: Summer Cruis’n with the Over The Hill Gang Connecticut Car Club at Pep Boys…’… Every other Tuesday starting May 1st, 2018, 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at Pep Boys, 44 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… Any hot rod, street rod, pro street, muscle cars… Weather permitting/no rain dates—see our Facebook page for cancellations… Great fun for family & friends… Music, prizes, raffles, trophies… (Following is the LIST OF DATES provided on the official 2018 flyer): May 1st, 15th, and 29th… June 12th and 26th… July 10th and 24th… August 7th and 21st… September 4th and 18th… October 2nd… Follow and like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ …” Additional details - Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/181100462670623/): “…Well here it is everyone... It’s official, The Over The Hill Hang Ct. will be moving our Cruise Night to a new location and a new day… We will be at Pep Boys in Berlin on Tuesdays!... Here’s the new flyer with the details!... Should be a great show!... Pep Boys is really a great partner for this and the shows are going to be awesome!.. May 1st is coming fast and we can’t wait to see everyone again!... See you all at the show!…” FLYER - And here’s the direct link to the Official Flyer, as posted on Facebook by our friends the Over The Hill Gang CT car club (https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/): https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29425691_10213634469967716_3941140382097024605_n.jpg?oh=6bfb85cf8f1c98b79e9aa4052d6f0f0f&oe=5B465180 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

MAY 1, 2018, Tuesday, Shelton – Season Kickoff for “Round Town Cruisers Car Club Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at Hook Line and Sinker”… Quoting from the flyer that was posted online on the Facebook system by our friends the Round Town Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/ - and the actual flyer link is at: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29793042_2163198123966614_6041487730846728192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4a02c38cee8c646aec24b67e91d6aee7&oe=5B6BFC69): “…Please join Round Town Cruisers Car Club for a Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at our new location Hook Line and Sinker, 458 River Road, Shelton, CT… Starting date Tuesday, May 1, 2018, thru September 25, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30pm… Music, giveaways, 50/50… Trophy night = 2nd Tuesday of the month… All classics, customs, muscle cars, and hot rods welcomed… Great food available, plus pool and pinball games inside… Fun for the whole family… Round Town Cruisers and Hook Line & Sinker are not liable for any damage, loss, or personal injury that may occur on the premises… For more info call Mike at 203-814-8315…”…(this event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2018)

MAY 1, 2018, Tuesday, Plainfield – “…Hanks Dairy Bar Car Cruise – Event of the Month… Custom, classic, street rod, muscle… ‘…Join us for our monthly car cruise at Hank’s. All makes and models welcome! Bring the family down for food, ice cream, cars, and live music…’… May 1, 5-8pm, on the back lawn… Live music on the Eat Stage! Featuring: Way Two Acoustic…” webmaster’s note – The flyer from which all of the above info was directly transcribed was posted a day or so ago on Facebook by our friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/), with the following helpful additional info: “…Starting in May the 2018 season really heats up! And what better way to begin than with a cruise at Hank's Dairy Bar, 1006 Norwich Rd (Route 12), Plainfield, CT 06374, on Tuesday, May 1st. With Hank's great menu, live music and a relaxing atmosphere this is the perfect way to start the month. Details are in the flyer and we're hoping to see everyone there… Note - many more events are coming up later in the same week so check back here tomorrow morning for info on these as well!...” Sounds good, thanks SCMC-ers for the heads up!... FLYER – Here’s the direct link to the flyer that was posted on Facebookhttps://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31131307_1839924086030029_9197093214400815327_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=34ab895a0cb1033e254afaff15337e69&oe=5B6CBF38 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/24/2018)

MAY 2, 2018, Wednesday, Oxford – Season Kickoff for the “Fritz’s Snack Bar – Cruise Night,” 5pm to 9pm, at Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford, CT… “…Every Wednesday, weather permitting… Trophies every 2nd Wednesday, 50/50 raffle, Give-a-ways, and much more!...” For more information call: Bob/Chippy at 203-410-9401…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our Facebook old car friend Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) for sending along to us a copy of the official 2018 Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night Flyer just a day or so ago, which includes not only the information on Fritz’s legendary Wednesday night summertime classic car cruise night series, and also the “Dust Off” Cruise, which was set for Saturday, April 28th, from 2pm onward… FLYER - We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the 2018 Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night flyer to our server, and so you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018FritzSnackBarOxfordCruiseNitesFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – For lots more info and updates of and about this legendary and long-established (“…Proudly serving you since 1954!...) independent snack bar, please also make sure to go visit (& “Like”) the Fritz’s Snack Bar Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritzs-Snack-Bar-187103918454506/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/15/2018)

MAY 2, 2018, Wednesday, West Haven – Season Kickoff for “Savin Rock Wednesday Night Cruise Nights with the Street Creepers Car Club”… Quoting from the brief banner notice that we found posted online late last week at the Street Creepers Car Club’s official Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/): “…Please share and spread the word… ‘Savin Rock Cruise Nights are back!... Wednesday, May 2nd’… We’ll see you at The Rock…” Sounds good to us!... Additional info – For you GPS-ers, Mapquesters, and/or those who may just not be familiar with the area, I believe the actual venue/parking lot where the Street Creepers Savin Rock Cruises take place is identified as the Savin Rock Conference Center, and I found the following street address for it (published online at: https://www.cityofwesthaven.com/311/Reserve): 6 Rock Street, West Haven, CT 06516... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/16/2018)

MAY 4, 2018, Friday, Milford – Seapon Opener for "The Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club's 2018 Milford McDonalds Friday Night Cruise Night Series," at McDonald's Restaurant, 1376 Boston Post Road (across from the CT Post Mall), 6pm-dark--but also suggest your taking our friend the noted BSG-er Joel DeBiase’s (https://www.facebook.com/joel.debiase) advice to: “Get there before 6:00pm!”--since parking spaces at this popular cruise night do tend to fill up rapidly!... webmaster's note - Per some late February 2018 Facebook message exchanges with some BSG-ers in-the-know (see this screen shot that we made & highlighted: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/FacebookExchange3Feb2018ReFirstBSGs2018CruiseNite.pdf), it has been reported unofficially that the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club’s 2018 Season Opener for their popular Milford McDonalds Friday night cruise night series will take place Friday, May 4th, 2018! (Let’s hope Mother Nature gets the memo!)... For more info: https://www.facebook.com/bloodsweatandgearscarclubconnecticut/ and/or the main BSG’s web site: http://www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ ... Additional thoughts - We will of course be updating this listing as we hear more info about the 2018 season for this fantastic and super-popular local-area summertime cruise night series! … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2018)

MAY 4, 2018, Friday, Norwich – "…Norwich Technical High School Class of 2019 & 2020 ‘Spring Fest 2018,’… May 4, 2018, 4pm to 7pm… Car show pre-registration: $15 per car; $10 per student; day of event: $20; for more information call/email: Jaime.Miller@ct.gov or 860-892-2114… Craft & Vendor Fair $20 per space; $50 per food truck; for more information call/email: Katherine.Kollias@ct.gov or 860-892-2156… Norwich Technical High School, 7 Mahan Dr., Norwich, CT 06360…” FLYER – All of the above info was transcribed from a flyer posted 4/23/2018 on Facebook—here is the direct link to flyer: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31180187_611947869156203_3527924130215100416_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=fb5c0f25cd19b8590a07cd42d7ef25c1&oe=5B6B0EC5 – the flyer was posted by Norwich Warr (https://www.facebook.com/norwich.warrior733), and posted on the Facebook "CT Car Shows & Meets" page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ctcarshows/ , which is where we found it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2018)

MAY 4-6, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Rhinebeck (NEW YORK) – “Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association’s ‘Rhinebeck 2018’ Swap Meet and Car Shows,” Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9 (6550 Spring Brook Avenue), Rhinebeck, NY… Here is some excerpted info from the event info page (http://rhinebeckcarshow.com/): “… Swap Meet & Car Shows—Event is ON Rain or Shine… May 4th, Friday, noon to 5pm: Swap meet only… May 5th, Saturday, Vendors 6am to 5pm; car show hours 8am to 5pm… May 6th, Sunday, 8am to 5pm… Friday: Swap meet starts at noon… Saturday: Rods & Customs, Sport Compacts, Pickups… Sunday: Antiques & Classics… Info: jadoyle@frontier.net …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

MAY 5, 2018, Saturday, Wallingford – “...'The 3rd Annual Big “Mike” Jung Car Show’… Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00am to 3:00pm… New Location: at Masonicare of Wallingford, 22 Masonic Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492 (Right off Exit 65 on Route 15)… Trophies, raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle, and DJ (Entertainment by ‘The Boys of Doo Wop’)… Rain date = Sunday, May 6, 2018… Requesting donations of $10 per car and $5 per spectator… Proceeds to benefit ‘Big Mike’s’ daughter, Amanda Jung… For more info, contact: Darrin Magro at 203-627-5155 or BigMikeFund@gmail.com … webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Frank Catalina (https://www.facebook.com/64catalina) for passing along the official flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed directly, and permission to repost it. Great cause, very much worth supporting--this event benefits the family of a departed fellow car guy. We are all family… Electronic Flyer – I also uploaded a copy of the flyer that Frank provided to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/5May2018BigMikeCarShowMasonicareWlfdFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – I also found an online “Directions” page at the Masonicare of Wallingford web site that might be useful: https://www.masonicare.org/locations/wallingford/Pages/Campus-Map-and-Directions.aspx .... Even more info – I also did some online research and found an excellent article by the Hamden & North Haven Post-Chronicle (by Lynn Fredricksen, Post-Chronicle Correspondent), that was published on May 10ht, 2016, entitled “Car Show Benefit.” This article is very good, going into the background of the show, which sprang from the friendship of show organizer Darrin Magro and the late Mike Jung. It is very much worth-reading, and reinforces the concept of our fellow old car enthusiasts as “family.” Please give it a read when you can—here’s the link: http://www.ctpostchronicle.com/news/car-show-benefit/article_b45e41fe-384f-5619-8bf0-67d0b7bc0f2a.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/9/2018)

MAY 5, 2018, Saturday, Plantsville – “...Southington High School presents ‘The Robert J. Beeney Memorial Car Show’… Saturday, May 5, 2018… Rain date = Sunday, May 6… 10am to 3pm, at the Southington Drive-In…” For more info - Please see the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/Robert-J-Beeney-Memorial-Car-Show-407411856359736/ … Additional info – The Southington Drive-In’s street address, per their official Facebook site (be sure to visit and “Like” at: https://www.facebook.com/SouthingtonDriveIn) is listed as: 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville, Connecticut 06489, and you should also check out their main web site for more info at: http://www.southingtondrive-in.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/27/2018)

MAY 5, 2018, Saturday, Meriden – “...American Muscle Car Club presents ‘The 2018 AMCC Kickoff Cruise Night,' Saturday, May 5th, from 5pm to 8pm, at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 E. Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450… ‘…It’s our first cruise night of the season! We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash!... AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We’re all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end!... This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of the season!...’… ‘American Muscle Car Club is a Connecticut-based non-profit organization comprised of close friends who are passionate about muscle cars and their community..’…” webmaster’s note – We found this notice posted recently on the Facebook system (the event notice this info came from is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/163407067788779/), and knew we had to get it onto the SAAC Calendar ASAP! We’ve been to this event several times, both as a spectator, and as a participant, and always have a great time. The AMCC-ers are great folks who are very welcoming to any and all sorts of cars, trucks, and car & truck people as well!... Additional info – Make sure to visit and “Like” the American Muscle Car Club’s official Facebook page, to be able to stay up to date on any and all of their activities: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct - and they also have an official web site at: www.americanmusclecarclub.org … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/23/2018)

MAY 5, 2018, Saturday, Middletown – Xavier High School Classic Car Show – To Benefit The Eric J. Kalber Memorial Scholarship Fund… Quoting from the event page at the Hemmings web site (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=52162): “…Xavier High School Classic Car Show, May 5, 2018, 10am-3pm… 11th Annual Car Show… Saturday May 5, 2018, 10am-3pm… Rain Date: Sunday, May 6th… Food, Music, Prizes, & a Great Show… Where: Xavier High School, 181 Randolph Road Middletown, CT… $10 donation requested for entries; $1 donation requested for spectators. All proceeds will be donated to the Eric J. Kalber Memorial Scholarship Fund, remembering Eric J. Kalber Class of 2004… Pre-register at/For more information & details: contact Jon Kee Vose at jovose@xavierhighschool.org … When: May 05, 2018 10am-3pm… Location: 181 Randolph Road, Middletown, CT, 06457… Cost: $10 for car entry. $1 for spectator… To Register: call Jon Kee Vose at 860-575-5247…”  Flyer Link (to the flyer that’s also posted at the Hemmings web site):https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/62246137-0-0.jpg?rev=1 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2018)

MAY 5, 2018, Saturday, Norwich – “NAPA Auto of Norwich Cruise-In”… 400 W. Thames Street, Norwich, CT… May 5th, 11am-3pm… Music, free raffle, food, and giveaways… All makes and models are welcome… For info call 860-889-2664… Rain date = May 12th… Sponsored by Napa Auto Parts of Norwich…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed from a flyer that was posted on the Facebook system by Michael Williams (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006591703843 - And I believe Michael is associated with the Dream Machines Classics car club of eastern CT); the direct Facebook link to the flyer is: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29510967_2126309140932122_7867949434315308047_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=125bfd28cf111db3763eab2d3dd796c2&oe=5B3772D5 ... Additional info – Here’s the Facebook page for Napa Auto Parts of Norwich (please be sure to visit and give them a “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/NapaAutoPartsofNorwich/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2018)

MAY 5, 2018, Saturday, Branford – “…Save the date: ’Apple Rehab Laurel Woods - 8thAnnual American Classic Cruise,’ 10am to 2pm, Saturday, May 5th, 2018, at Apple Rehab Laurel Woods, 451 North High Street, East Haven, CT 06512… Free entry… ‘…Bring the whole family for a day of food, fun, and classic cars… 50/50 raffle, raffle baskets, DJ, and trophies awarded…’…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our local old car friend Ray Benson (https://www.facebook.com/ray.benson2), who posted the flyer for this event on the Facebook system just a day or two ago, and from which we transcribed all of the above info directly… FLYER – Here is the direct link to the uploaded flyer (thanks again Ray!): https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31732428_10215981625275987_8063425095328071680_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=f53714cdbe24b16c521d4f860bd1dc15&oe=5B59B39C ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/1/2018)

MAY 5-6, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, Kent – “…Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Inc.’s ‘2018 Spring Power-Up,’ the 2-day Spring Power-Up, rain or shine, Saturday & Sunday, May 5, 6… 10am to 4pm, Route 7, 1 mile north of Kent, CT (31 Kent-Cornwall Road)… ‘…Operating gas & steam exhibits, working farm equipment, blacksmith shop, sawmill, railroad, mining exhibits…’ For information, contact CAMA at 860-927-0050 or visit our website: www.ctamachinery.com… CAMA, P.O. Box 425, Kent CT 06757… CAMA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit museum…”… editor’s note - Here's a great one to mark down on your 2018 Calendar, it's the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association's "2018 Spring Power-Up" event in Kent, CT, Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. The flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed directly appears on the back of CAMA's most recent ("Winter 2017") newsletter, and I took a picture of it with my camera to upload to our server—you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CAMASpringPowerUpKent5And6May.jpg … . Be sure also to visit their official web site at http://www.ctamachinery.com/ ... Additional thoughts – This is of course not a "car-related" event, per se, but definitely very "machinery-related." Attend one of these events and you'll be hooked!... Even more info – Be sure to visit (and “Like”) the CAMA page on Facebook also: https://www.facebook.com/CAMAMuseum/ … And some follow-up info from another knowledgeable enthusiast – After he saw our original post about this event on the SAAC Facebook, page, James Anderson (https://www.facebook.com/james.anderson.14473) chimed in (with the following 12/12/2017 post: “…Unlike the Fall Festival, cars and trucks park on the museum grounds for the Spring Power-Up, not the lower parking lot. This is the largest collection of operating industrial steam engines in CT, and the second largest in New England. A perfect Springtime destination in the CT Berkshires on the banks of the Housatonic River…” Fantastic—thanks again James—sounds like antique cars and trucks are welcomed at the Spring event… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/13/2017)

MAY 5-6, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, Colchester – “…Zagray Farm Museum Spring Show and Gas-Up, at Zagray Farm Museum, 544 Amston Road, Colchester, CT 06415… May 5th starting at 8am, May 6th ending at 4pm… The above info is from the Facebook event page, which is located online at: https://www.facebook.com/events/184878555573797/ … Additional info – Please be sure to visit (& “Like”) the official Facebook page for the Zagray Farm Museum online at: https://www.facebook.com/zagrayfarmmuseum/ … Even more useful info – The Zagray Farm Museum also has a main web site, where a ton more info about the organization and its events can be found: http://zagrayfarmmuseum.org/ - and the 2018 Spring Show and Gas-Up event info (with a very detailed downloadable flyer link) is posted at: http://zagrayfarmmuseum.org/Meetings_Shows/Spring_Show/Spring_Show.html (and here’s that direct link to the 2018 Spring Show Flyerhttp://zagrayfarmmuseum.org/resources/spring-show-flyer-2018.pdf - and please take special note that Antique Cars & Trucks are listed among the many attractions at this event!) … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/15/2018)

MAY 6, 2018, Sunday, Wallingford – “Spring Dust Off/NSRA Day – Presented by CSRA – At The CSRA Clubhouse”… “…May 6th, 2018 8:00am Rain or Shine… Connecticut Street Rod Associations welcome All Street Rods, Hot Rods, Customs and Classics, for Free NSRA Inspection--make your ride safe for the summer… NSRA will have a booth setup and pins for NSRA Members… CSRA will have FREE coffee and dessert in the morning… FREE Hot Dogs and Hamburgers later in the afternoon… To the CSRA Clubhouse: Northbound I-91 straight off Exit 14; Southbound I-91 Exit 14 turn right then make quick left at traffic light. At next traffic light take left Clubhouse on the left after I-91 underpass; to locate on GPS: 316 Woodhouse Avenue in Wallingford 06492… Go to our website CSRA.ORG for more information for other events… For more information call (203) 213-0066…” Above info is from:http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

MAY 6, 2018, Sunday, Newington – The CT Street Legends car club presents their “10th Annual Bring-A-Toy Car Show”… Quoting from the CT Street Legends’ 1/20/2018 Facebook post that was entitled “2018 Show Schedule,” direct from their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/): “…’10th Annual Bring-A-Toy Car Show’… Sunday, May 6th (rain date May 12) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, at Keeney Manufacturing Field, Lowrey Place off Main St., Newington (across from Best Market). To benefit Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC)…”…Additional info - These general event notes appeared to pertain to all of this year’s CT Street Legends events, and were included with their original 1/20/2018 Facebook post: “…No Cut-Off years, all cars, trucks, bikes, tuners welcome…”… Sounds great—and what a positively great benefit cause!... One more additional important note – Please also be sure to view the CT Street Legends’ official web site at: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/home.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018)

MAY 6, 2018, Sunday, Milford – Milford Cars & Coffee Season Opener… Rain date = May 13th… 8am – 11am, at the parking lots at 58 River Street, Milford, CT 06460… More info at theFacebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/347713745724278/ - and hosted by Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee (don’t forget to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/ … webmaster’s note – We love, I mean LOVE the cool, relaxed vibe of this awesome, super-casual gearheads’ gathering—looking forward to getting back to Downtown Milford this season!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2018)

MAY 6, 2018, Sunday, Hebron – Gear Head Mafia Car Club Cruise Nights Ted’s IGA – ‘Tony Morehouse Memorial Cruise’… 3pm until dusk, at Ted’s IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248… Check us out on the web at: www.gearheadmafia.org – check us out on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ - e-mail us: gearheadmafiact@aol.com …” webmaster’s note– This info came from a flyer that was posted online (on Facebook) by our friends the Gear Head Mafia Car Club—here is the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28167846_1566486913388136_1435352892635899283_n.jpg?oh=759bd214fdbef87dedf188da225cfe3e&oe=5B31A440 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2018)

MAY 6, 2018, Sunday, Avon – Cars & Coffee at Tower Cars Storage… 9am to 11am, at/hosted by Tower Cars Storage (https://www.facebook.com/towercarstorage/), 50 Tower Lane, Avon, CT 06001… Facebook event pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/192303148042635/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

MAY 6 (RAIN DATE HAS BEEN INVOKED) APRIL 292018, Sunday, East Norwalk – “Gateway Antique Auto Club’s ‘44th Annual Auto Show & Flea Market‘,” 8am to 3pm, at Taylor Farm, Beach Road, East Norwalk, CT… Rain date = Sunday, May 6th, 2018… Quoting from the dedicated Hemmings event page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=51603), where we ran across this event: “…The 44th Annual Gateway Antique Auto Club Auto Show will be held Sunday, April 29th at Taylor Farm on Beach Road in Norwalk, Connecticut. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and prizes are awarded at 3:00 p.m.. Rain date for the event is Sunday, May 6th.The event is cosponsored with the Norwalk Exchange Club. We encourage antique vehicle owners and enthusiasts to come enjoy our auto show and swap meet again this year, said Norwalk Exchange Club auto show committee chairman Dennis Saunders. As always we expect to have some of the finest antique vehicles from Connecticut and neighboring states on display. First, second and third place winners will receive awards in at least 40 classes of vehicles, including antiques, classics, rods, customs, special interest and antique motorcycles. All net proceeds will benefit local child abuse prevention causes. For a brochure including an Auto Show/Swap Meet go to:http://gatewayautoclub.com/images/6529_Gateway_Awards.pdf ... Any further questions regarding the event may be emailed to or by calling Jim Ferrara at 203-329-8271… Sponsor: Norwalk Exchange Club… When: April 29, 2018 8am - 3pm… Location: Taylor Farm - Beach Road, Norwalk, CT, 06855… Cost: $4.00 - Parking $5.00… More infohttp://gatewayautoclub.com/ or call Jim Ferrara at 203-329-8271…”... *4/29/2018 UPDATE - Rain today has reportedly necessitated the rain date to be invoked: Sunday May 6th--we suggest your monitoring the Gateway Antique Auto Club web site (http://gatewayautoclub.com/) for more news & updates as they become available... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/25/2018; RAIN POSTPONEMENT reschedule date added to this listing as of 4/29/2018)

MAY 7, 2018, Monday, North Haven – Season Kickoff for “The Doo Wop Cruisers’ Monday Night North Haven Cruises Are Back!”… Every Monday evening from 5pm ‘till dark… May-October 2018… At “Washington Commons” shopping center, 117 Washington Ave. (Route 5), North Haven (owned by: Diversified Unlimited, LLC)… Classic cars, street rods, race cars, hot rods, trucks… Sponsored by: Pepe’s Pizza, North Haven McDonalds, Joe’s Ice Cream Truck, Tony Z’s Pizza, Arnold’s Jewelers… For more info, visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/), or call 203-641-4226…” webmaster’s note – We were so happy to see the announcement of the 2018 season of this positively great local cruise night, run by our friends The Doo Wop Cruisers car club. All of the above info was transcribed directly from the Official 2018 Flyer that was posted on Facebook by The Doo Wop Cruisers, on 3/19/2018, along with this advice, that importantly contained the Start Date for the 2018 series: “…Ok Folks, our flyers are done! We will start May 7th! See you all then!...”… FLYER – We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the Official 2018 Flyer to our server, where you can conveniently now view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018DooWopCruisersNorthHavenMondayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – We have greatly enjoyed this great local North Haven cruise night on many occasions over the past several years, both as a participant and a spectator. It’s always a great time with plenty of cool rides and friendly folks! Thanks again to The Doo Wop Cruisers for bringing this great weekly cruise night back again for 2018!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2018)

MAY 7, 2018, Monday, East Granby – “Mark’s Auto Parts Presents Mark’s Classic Cruise Night”… Quoting from Facebook post by the Mark’s Classic Cruise folks from mid-April: “…2018 marks the 23rd year of Mark’s Classic Cruise Night. Every year we strive to make the new season better than the last. Three weeks until Cruise Nights begin, Monday, May 7th. Check back to get updates on field conditions…” webmaster’s note – Very good point they make about field conditions—the Mark’s Classic Cruise Night folks have a GORGEOUS rolling lawn on which these events take place, and they try very hard to keep it in tip-top shape, which means NOT having cars drive on it when it’s not fully dried-out. So, the advice to check in with them, especially before making any long trips to attend, is very valuable. All of that said, the Mark’s Classic Cruise Nights are positively AMAZING events, and if you are able to make it there on a beautiful summer evening, you will experience one of the coolest cruise night experiences to be had in our entire state! Thanks again to the Mark’s folks, and all their volunteer helpers, for making it happen now for the 23rd year… For more info – Be sure to check out the official Facebook page of Mark’s Classic Cruise at: https://www.facebook.com/MarksClassicCruise and/or the Mark’s Classic Cruise web site at: http://www.markscruisenight.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/19/2018)

MAY 8 152018, Tuesday, Uncasville – Season Kickoff for “…Dream Machines Classics Present the Home Depot Cruise Night 2018… Route 395 to Mohegan Sun Exit to Route 32 south ¼ mile on the right (webmaster’s note– We looked up the street address for the Home Depot in Uncasville, and it’s: 1932 Norwich New London Tpke., Uncasville, CT 06382)… (LIST OF DATES): May 8th May 15th… June 12th… July 10th… August 14th… September 11th… “…Food & soda available… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, special interest… DMC Club reserves the right to reject entry… Please no booze or burnouts… www.dreammachineclassics.org … Music by the PO’M…”  FLYER: The flyer from which all of the above info was directly transcribed was posted on Facebook by Michael Phillips (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006591703843); here’s the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29357188_2123809371182099_3624968685623156216_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=18acc0df5219db1da7b1f973639993fc&oe=5B3907B8 … Additional thoughts - Thanks again to the Dream Machines Classics folks for the positively great job they do covering the Eastern Connecticut antique auto hobby scene—and to Michael Phillips for helping get the word out about this event …  *4/24/2018 VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES – We received an e-mail this morning from our old car friend who keeps his hand on the pulse of the Eastern CT area classic car hobby scene, Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), who pointed out that we had the wrong start date published for this event—so we are guessing that perhaps the flyer got updated at some point after we first saw it. Quoting from Clem’s e-mail note: “…Hi Steve - wow, what a busy year it's turning out to be. While trying to help figure out open nights for new local cruise I noticed one error in your calendar concerning the Dream Machine Classic's Cruise Night at Home Depot in Uncasville. You have the first one listed for May 15th but the actual date is Tuesday, May 8th. The rest of the dates for this event are fine. Only mentioning it because it is close to me and our Mustang club supports this one every month. I'm attaching their flyer for your use if wanted… Thanks and keep up the good work, your calendar is invaluable for planning things like this!... Clem Brown…” Awesome, thanks so much Clem! If there’s one thing we REALLY try to do here, it’s publish the most accurate possible information! So, to correct an incorrect start date for this event is definitely not something we would want to do! Thanks again so much for the very helpful heads up, Clem—we are very pleased to be able to make this important correction to this listing!... UPDATED FLYER – We uploaded the corrected flyer that Clem provided, to our server, where you can now view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018UncasvilleHomeDepotTuesdayCruiseNites.jpg ...   (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018; very important start date correction to this listing was incorporated as of 4/24/2018)

MAY 8, 2018, Tuesday, Cheshire – Season Kickoff for “…Cheshire Wayback Burgers Car Cruise with DJ by Joann and Doug… Door prizes, food, music, and trophies… Every Tuesday, 5-9pm, May 8 to September 25, 2018, weather permitting… Wayback Burgers, Cheshire Shopping Center, 957 S. Main Street, Cheshire, CT, 203-228-3465 Norm…”...webmaster’s note – Thanks to our long-time old car friend Monte (rollim1092@gmail.com), who sent us along a photo of the flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed; quoting from Monte’s cover note dated 4/23/2018: “…2018 Wayback burger cruise / Cheshire… Hello Steve, Hope all is going well. Just caught this flyer for the Wayback burger cruise in Cheshire. Not sure if you knew about it… Best, Monte…”… FLYER – We took the liberty of uploading the flyer image that Monte forwarded along to us, to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CheshireWaybackBurgersTuesdayCruiseNights.jpg … Awesome! Thanks again for thinking of us, Monte!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2018)

MAY 8-13, 2018, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Brimfield Flea Markets, ‘Oldest Antique Flea Market in MA," in Brimfield, MA… “…The Brimfield Flea Markets run three times a year, May, July, and September…” Show dates for 2018: May 8th thru 13th… July 10ththru 15th… and September 4th thru 9th… Info: The 2018 Brimfield Brochure: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BSPAbrochure2018-2019.pdf ... Main Brimfield Flea Markets web site: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

MAY 11, 2018, Friday, Monroe – Season Kickoff for “The Classic Nights Car Club’s Village Square Shopping Center of Monroe Friday Cruise Nights”… Quoting from the 4/14/2018 e-mail we received from our friend Pete Kodz (photogs189@aol.com) of the Classic Nights Car Club: “…Classic Nights Cruise Nights May to September… Start date = Friday, May 11th… Celebrating our 34th year of cruising… Every Friday night May to September, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, at Village Square Shopping Center, 401 Monroe Turnpike (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT (across from McDonald's)… Cutoff Year 1978… More info: http://www.classicnights.com …” (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/19/2018)

MAY 12, 2018, Saturday, Branford - Season opener for: “Cars and Coffee Branford – Hosted by Excelerate Performance”… Quoting from official Facebook event listing page (https://www.facebook.com/events/586210155098433/): “…You asked, we listened!... Our second season of Cars and Coffee has finally arrived!... Come talk cars with people who are passionate about all things automotive AND drink some java made by people who are passionate about all things coffee. And do so right here at our very own facility!... Local legend, Willoughby's Coffee & Tea, will be providing the fresh brewed coffee roasted from the world's finest beans and we will be hosting the get together at our facility on 12 Sycamore Way in Branford, CT from 9am to 12pm on several dates throughout the spring, summer and fall. To see some of the dates set thus far see the schedule listed below… All makes and models are welcome and there is no cost to you. Bond with automotive enthusiasts who enjoy two of life's finest amenities. This event is also family friendly… Schedule: 5/12 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 6/16 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 7/14 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 9/15 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 10/13 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… Contact: E-mail - Sales@excelerateperformance.com , Phone - 203-483-6100…” Additional info - Exclerate Performance of Branford is on Facebook (please be sure to visit and “Like) at: https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2018)

MAY 12, 2018, Saturday, Shelton – 8th Annual Beardsley’s Cider Mill Antique Car Show & Swap Meet for 1931 & Older Only Vehicles… Saturday, May 12th at 9am, at Beardsley’s Cider Mill, 278 Leavenworth Road, Shelton, CT 06484… More info at the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/164470714273805/ - and hosted by Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard (don’t forget to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/Beardsleys-Cider-Mill-Orchard-351205917010/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2018)

MAY 13, 2018, Sunday, Old Saybrook – Old Saybrook High School Presents Mothers Day Charity Car Show… Sunday, May 13th, from 1pm to 4pm… Come support our senior project and donate! All donations will go directly to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital!... $10 per car entry fee; all cars are welcome!... Show entry: $5 per adult and $3 per child… All mothers are free!... When: Sunday, May 13th, 1pm to 4pm… Show cars should arrive 12:30… Where: Old Saybrook High School… There will be food, music, and raffle prizes!... Come enjoy some great cars for a great cause!... We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your support!... For more information feel free to contact me at: Trevorroot00@gmail.com …” webmaster’s note – Many thanks to our old car friend Frank Saunders for passing along the heads up (& flyer) for this event, via the Facebook system, just a couple of days ago. We also took the liberty of uploading the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/13Sept2018OSHSMothersDayCharityCarShowFlyer.jpg … Additional info – We also ran across this online listing for the event, which also helpfully provides a street address for OSHS (1111 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475), and also a map: http://www.carshowfinder.org/events/old-saybrook-high-school-mothers-day-charity-car-show_29992.htm ... Awesome job by everyone involved, and with the positively fantastic charitable benefit cause! Thanks again Frank Saunders for the heads up! We are very happy to be able to help spread the word!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/5/2018)

MAY 14, 2018, Monday, Southington – Season Kickoff for “The Crystal Bees Monday Night Car Cruise”… “…May 14th to October 15th, 2018, Crystal Bees, 240 Spring Street, Southington, CT… Monday night car cruise, trophies, 50/50, door prizes, 25.00 gas card every Monday night to one lucky driver… Good food, good music… 4pm to 8pm… For more information call JoAnn at 860-614-3068, yorkjoann@ymail.com …” webmaster’s note – We saw this event listing on the Special Interest events page for Connecticut (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm), and thought it worth adding here, since Southington is not a bad drive at all up from the Shoreline area… Additional info – The Crystal Bees Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/crystalbeessouthington - and their main web site is at: http://crystalbees.com/ …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2018)

MAY 17, 2018, Thursday, Griswold – Season opener for “…Big Dawggs & Diroma Home & Garden Center Presents ‘Car & Motorcycle Cruise Night’…3rd Thursday of every month, 5:00pm to 8:00pm… (List of dates): May 17th… June 21stJuly 19th… August 16th… September 20th… October 11th… BYOB a chair or blanket… Big Dawggs food, music, and more, fun for the whole family… Contact Rick at 860-334-9778 for more info… Diroma Home & Garden Center, 1111 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from a poster that was part of the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/136896193820030/), which was posted by the Big Dawggs Specialty Hot Dogs folks (https://www.facebook.com/Big-Dawggs-Specialty-Hot-Dogs-460725910629467/). Here is some more info from the FB event page: “…Bring you favorite Classic car or motorcycle to Big Dawggs Cruise night and receive a $3.00 coupon for food for you and one passenger... Located on the DiRoma Home and Garden Center, 1111 Voluntown Rd., Griswold… Live music and lots of fun for everyone... Hope to see you!!!...”... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2018)

MAY 18, 2018, Friday, North Branford TENTATIVE: Opening Night for: “…Marty Forbes Presents McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday Night Cruise Nights… Every Friday Night, 5:00 to 9:00pm… Starting May 18th, 2018... "Family Fun Night"… Located at the corner of Route 139 and Route 80, North Branford, CT… Rockin' Tunes from the Past with “DJ Rockin’ Richard”… “All makes and models welcome!” (webmaster's note - We used that wording about "all makes and models welcome" from last year's listing, even though it does not appear on the 2018 flyer that Frankie B produced--we'll certainly update this listing accordingly if this may not be the case for 2018)… Sponsored by Dairy Queen and McDonalds… More info, call: 203-481-4476…” webmaster’s note – We inserted the “TENTATIVE” marking at the beginning of this listing because we have NOT heard directly from Marty Forbes about this—the info comes from several “artist proofs” of the flyer/poster that our old car friend “Frankie B” (Frank Bronner) shared on his Facebook page on 2/1/2018 (https://www.facebook.com/frank.bronner.9), to promote his service of creating flyers for local car events. So, until we hear direct confirmation from “The Man” (Marty Forbes of course), we are not able to consider this information as “confirmed”—and neither should you (but you can always call the “more info” number that was provided…)… Additional thoughts – These Marty Forbes-organized McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday night summertime cruise nights are among the absolute best and most fun in our area (and the "Rockin’ Richard" oldies tunes are the absolute grooviest! Ref: https://www.facebook.com/richard.phillips.1042), and we are very much looking forward to getting back there with our old car to participate once again for the 2018 season! Thank you Marty for all the work you do to make them happen!!... Additional info - We took the liberty of uploading the 2018 flyer that Frankie B produced--you can view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/20188MartyForbesNorthBranfordMcDsDQCruzFlyerByFrankieB.jpg … *4/2/2018 UPDATES - We received a very nice snail mail note, postmarked 3/19/2018, from our friend, the organizer of this awesome event, Mr. Marty Forbes, who we were very pleased to see confirmed what we suspected to be the Official Start Date for this event, of Friday, May 18th. Quoting from Marty’s note: “…Hi Steve… Thanks for all the newsletters you have sent me… I am starting the Friday Night Cruise Nights on May 18th, from 5:00 to 9:00, at (North Branford) McDonalds/Dairy Queen… I will send you a flyer as soon as I get them made up… Thanks again, Marty Forbes, from the McDonalds/Dairy Queen Cruise Nights…” (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/2/2018; updates, especially including CONFIRMATION of the Official Start Date for this series from the organizer, were added to this listing as of 4/2/2018)

MAY 19, 2018, Saturday, East Haven – “…’1st Annual Classic Car Show Benefit – Sponsored by the Robert “Bobby” Deko EHHS Scholarship,’ Saturday, May 19th, 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at Saint Vincent DePaul Church Parking Lot, Taylor Avenue, East Haven, CT 06512…Cars, Trucks, and Bikes $10 – Open to all year vehicles! Attendees free!... DJ Billy DeCosta… Raffle table (feel free to donate a raffle prize)… 50/50 raffle… refreshments (bake table and food truck)… To register for a spot, contact: Susan Deko 203-996-9556 or Joseph Deko 203-996-0813… Make checks payable to: Susan Deko; send to: 131 Salerno Avenue, East Haven, CT 06512… Please write ‘car show registration‘ in memo box…’… webmaster’s note – We first heard about this event a couple of days ago, when our local old car friend Jim Criscio (https://www.facebook.com/jim.criscio) sent us a Facebook messenger note, with the flyer attached, from which all of the above info was directly transcribed; Jim asked us if we could add it to the SAAC Calendar, and we are of course very happy to do so, to help spread the word about this wonderful  benefit event!... FLYER – We also took the liberty of uploading to our server a copy of the Official Flyer, which has a “pre-registration” form at the bottom of it, so that you can get your vehicle registered early (print it out and snail mail it); you can view the flyer that Jim sent us now at the following clickable link:http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/19May2018EastHavenHSDekoScholarshipBenefitShow.jpg ... Additional important info - Jim subsequently got back in touch with us with additional very significant details about the nature of this benefit event; quoting from Jim’s Facebook messenger message of 4/21/2018, which, in turn, quotes the late Robert “Bobby” Deko’s son: “…It’s a fundraiser for my late father, which the proceeds go towards a scholarship in his name that’s awarded to East Haven High School graduates that have been accepted into a college for firefighting-based studies or if they have enrolled in a EMT/paramedic program… My father was a paid FF in East Have and died as a result of an injury he sustained in a fire (years after the incident)…” Jim then added: “100% of the proceeds go to the program… Good family…” Awesome, thanks so much, Jim! Again, we are so happy to be able to help spread the word to the local-area old car hobby, and hopefully the event generates some healthy funds toward the Robert “Bobby” Deko EHHS Scholarship Fund… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/22/2018)

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER MAY 192018, Saturday, Branford – “…’Branford Hills Health Care Center 5th Annual Cruise-In,Saturday, May 19th, 12pm to 3pm, at Branford Hills Health Care Center, 189 Alps Road, Branford, CT… Vehicle entry starts at 11am… All vehicles welcome!... Free entry!... DJ: Rent-A-DJ… Trophies!... Food, drinks, ice cream!... Prize drawings!... For more info: Ellen Leslie 203-315-2613…” webmaster’s note – Many thanks to our friend Ellen Leslie from Branford Hills Health Care Center for keeping us on the mailing list for this year’s official flyer, that we received in the snail mail just a couple of days ago, and from which all of the above info was directly transcribed. We also took the liberty of uploading a scanned copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/19May2018BranfordHillsHealthCareCruiseIn.jpg ... Additional info – Here’s the Directions page from the Branford Hills Health Care Center web site: http://bhhcc.com/contact-us/find-us/ … *5/15/2018 IMPORTANT UPDATE - Quoting from the e-mail we received from our friend Ellen Leslie (eleslie@bhhcc.com) from BHHC: "... Hi there just wanted to inform you we will be postponing the Cruise in for this Saturday since the weather is going to be rain. I will let you know as soon as we pick a new date... Thank you... Ellen..." Sounds like a prudent decision, Ellen, and thank you for the advance notice. We will of course be happy to help spread the word once an alternate date is chosen. Thank you again... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/29/2018; POSTPONEMENT NOTICE added to this listing as off 5/15/2018)

MAY 19, 2018, Saturday, Cromwell – “...Peter Alison Memorial Antique Car Show, Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 10am to 2pm, hosted by Covenant Village of Cromwell, at 52 Missionary Road, Cromwell, CT… Featuring: The Survivors Swing Band, Fresh Baked Goods, Ted’s World Famous Steamed Cheeseburgers…” webmaster’s note – This sounds positively fantastic! We thank our friends The Belltown Antique Car Club (http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/) for posting the flyer for this on their Facebook site, which is where all of the above info was transcribed from—view the flyer online at the following clickable link (which I believe you need to be Facebook-compatible to view): https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27655138_598375657180775_7410054225655248191_n.jpg?oh=b2787a22ed7a3bba1cd82c57ecfecaaa&oe=5B152293 – and the original Facebook post from the BACC-ers can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/BelltownACC/photos/a.116740772010935.1073741828.116729245345421/598375657180775/?type=3&theater … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/27/2018)

MAY 19, 2018, Saturday, Waterbury – “...Saints Peter and Paul Car Show 2018, Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 9am to 1pm, at Saints Peter and Paul School, 116 Beecher Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06705… ‘…Saints Peter and Paul Car Show 2018 improvements include made include more parking for show cars, mor games, and more prizes…’…” webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on Facebook, and all of the above info came from the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/759134000952587/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/27/2018)

MAY 19, 2018, Saturday, New Britain – “The Klingberg Motorcar Series for 2018 – Station Wagons & Woodies”… Info: https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

MAY 19, 2018, Saturday, Uncasville – Season Opener for “…The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club presents: ‘Cruise Nights 2018 at The Center of Montville’…”… webmaster’s note - The Center of Montville is an expansive shopping center located at 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382, which looks to provide an excellent venue for a great cruise night like this! We appreciate very much our old car friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com) from the SEMC (www.secmc.com) passing along the flyer for this event (via an email dated 3/30/2018), which also contains other event dates and lots more info, as follows: “…All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates; sorry no motorcycles… List of dates: Saturday, May 19th, 5pm to 8pm… Saturday, June 16th, 5pm to 8pmSaturday, July 21st, 5pm to 8pm… Saturday, August 18th, 5pm to 8pm… Saturday, September 15th, 4pm to 7pm… Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City Ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… ALL raffle proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info see our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web: www.secmc.com … Please no alcohol and no burnouts…” Clem’s note that accompanied the flyer – “…Hi Steve - Still waiting for real spring weather here! We now have all our permissions in place so I'm attaching our 2018 flyer for the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club's five monthly Cruise Nights this summer. We would appreciate it if you would add our five events to the SAAC calendar when you have a chance. All the details are in the flyer and, as always, all proceeds go to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center… Thanks in advance and best regards... Clem…” Fantastic, thanks Clem, and great job by you and all of the Southeastern CT Mustang-ers making this event happen, and supporting such a fantastic cause!... FLYER – We also took the liberty of uploading to our server the electronic flyer that Clem provided, and so you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018SoutheasternCTMustangClubCenterOfMontvilleCruisesFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/2/2018)

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER MAY 192018, Saturday, Old Saybrook – “Cardone & Daughter Automotive’s ‘VW Day’"… Quoting from the big list of 2018 Connecticut Volkswagen Association Events that we received from CVA president Bill Arute via email on 1/18/2018: “…Saturday May 19, 2018 – Cardone & Daughter “VW” Day, Address: Cardone & Daughter Automotive, 4 Custom Dr. Old Saybrook Ct. 06475, www.cardoneanddaughter.com ... An informal open house for all VW’s and vintage cars from 10-2pm. Free coffee and donuts to begin our day, then hot dogs and burgers on the grill at noon… For more info e-mail or contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org …”… *5/17/2018 IMPORTANT UPDATE - Per an e-mail heads up from Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net), president of CVA, this event is being postponed due to rain. Quoting from Bill's note dated 5/14/2014: "...Due to rain this Saturday our VW Day was canceled. We will post a new date shortly..." (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018; POSTPONEMENT NOTICE added to this listing as of 5/17/2018)

MAY 20, 2018, Sunday, Wethersfield – “Over The Hill Gang, Eastern Chapter Presents The Putnam Park Car Show"… Quoting from the big list of 2018 Over The Hill Gang, Eastern Chapter Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/) Events that was posted on Facebookon January 19th, 2018: “…May 20th, 10am to 2pm, Putnam Park Car Show, 100 Great Meadow Road, Wethersfield, CT… Rain date = June 3rd…”… Additional info - Please also be sure to check out the main web site of our friends the Over The Hill Gang Easter Chapter—a VERY active, very involved group of great car folks: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ … Even more info – We also just found the official Facebook Event page for this one (make sure to visit it and indicate your interest, so that you can stay abreast of updates); it is located online at: https://www.facebook.com/events/176216746469251/ .... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/24/2018)

MAY 20, 2018, Sunday, Stratford – Port 5 Naval Veterans of Bridgeport, CT present: “The 9th Annual Boothe Memorial Park Antique & Classic Car Show”… The following are excerpts from the event listing we ran across on the Hemmings web site (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=51684) : “…9th Annual Boothe Memorial Park Antique & Classic Car Show, May 20, 2018 9 a.m. to 3 p.m…. Beautiful Park setting car show in Stratford, CT presented by the Port 5 Naval Veterans of Bridgeport, CT. Proceeds benefit Friends of Boothe Memorial Park & Museum, for a Seeing Eye dog for a blind veteran, Habitat and other veteran non-profits. Dash Plaques - Goodie Bags - Food - Music. 100 Field Trophies Juried Show - Over a dozen SPECIAL AWARDS including Best Model A, Best Ford, Best Chevrolet, Best Foreign Car, Best Fire Apparatus, Best Emergency Vehicle, Best Military Vehicle, Best Packard, Best Truck and Best Pre-War Car. Flag Raising at Noon honors dignitaries and veterans from past wars. $10 per show vehicle - no cut-off year. The Ladies Auxiliary will have a bake sale, and food sold will include egg sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers. Rain date to be announced. The Park has a new visitors center and many free events from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Features blacksmithing, model trains, art show, rose garden, live music, demonstrations and tours of historic buildings. Something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Special Awards list and photos from previous shows can be viewed at ctseaportcarclub.com … Sponsor: Port 5 Naval Veterans of 69 Brewster St, Bridgeport, CT… When: May 20, 2018 9 a.m. to 3 p.m…. Location: 5744 Main Street Putney, Stratford, CT, 06614… Cost: Free to public, $10 per show vehicle… Click here for more info: http://www.portfiveusa.com/upcomingevents.htm or call Rich Iannucci at 203-610-3330…” Electronic Flyer: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/61814542-0-0.jpg?rev=1 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/31/2018)

MAY 20, 2018, Sunday, Litchfield – “…'The Biggest Little Car Show,’ in Litchfield, Connecticut, Sponsored by the Litchfield Lions Club, at the Litchfield Inn, Route 202, Litchfield, CT… Sunday, May 20th, 2018, 9am to 3pm, Rain or Shine… Show vehicle registration $10… People’s Choice awards at 2:00pm… Antiques, Classics, Race Cars, Corvettes, T-Birds, Muscle Cars, Special Interest, Motorcycles, Street Rods, 4x4s & Specialty Monster Trucks, Antique Trucks, Custom Imports… Excellent food available, music… Admission = Free will donation… Additional information: Gary Zeller 860-797-1563…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends at Connecticut Cruise News (http://www.ctcruisenews.com/) for posting the Official Flyer for this event, from which all of the above info was transcribed—the clickable link to the flyer at CT Cruise News’ web site is: http://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e105.php ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/4/2018)

MAY 20 (TENTATIVE RESCHEDULE DATE) APRIL 292018, Sunday, Berlin – “Summer Knights 27th Annual Car Show,” 9am-3pm, rain or shine, Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Berlin Fairgrounds, 410 Beckley Road, Berlin, CT... "The Spring Show Everyone Wants To Attend!"... Show cars all years welcome. Participants $10 per car, includes 2 adults, kids free!... Dash plaques... For more info: 860-670-8532 LJ, www.summerknights.net ... Spectators still $5 each, "Military No Charge"... Special motorcycle parking. New England Antique Racers. Top 30 Trophies. Hot rods, customs, classic... Proceeds benefit The Christopher Labbadia Memorial Fund, The Torie Costa Foundation, Autism Families CT, and other local charities..." webmaster's note - We were thumbing thru the January/February 2018 issue of Connecticut Cruise News (http://www.ctcruisenews.com/) and saw the display ad for this event on page 37 of that issue--we took a photo of the ad, and also uploaded it to our server (view it at this link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/29Apr2018SummerKnightsBerlinShowAdFromCTCruzNewzJanFeb18R.jpg); all of the info above was transcribed directly from the CT Cruise News ad, and there are even more event details contained on the ad, so please do make sure to go and take a look at it: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/29Apr2018SummerKnightsBerlinShowAdFromCTCruzNewzJanFeb18R.jpg ... Additional info - Please also make sure to visit the Summer Knights car club's official web site at: https://www.summerknights.net/ ... *4/29/2018 UPDATE - Rain today has tenatively posponed this event to Sunday May 20th--we suggest your monitoring the Summer Knights web site (www.summerknights.net) for more news & updates as they become available... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2018; TENTATIVE rain postponement reschedule date added to this listing as of 4/29/2018)

MAY 21, 2018, Monday, New London – Season Opener for "Ocean Beach Park's 98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Nights," most Monday nights thru the summer, Monday, May 21st, thru Monday, September 10th--according to the Ocean Beach Park published 2018 Entertainment Schedule page - http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/ (NOTE: Please make sure you check that page to make sure there will be a cruise night happening on the Monday night of your choice--especially if  you are traveling a great distance)… Here's the event description from the Ocean Beach Park "Events" page (http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-events/): "... Cruise Night… Monday Evenings… Every Monday evening, Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC sponsors Ocean Beach Park’s “Cruise Night”  show. Enjoy a parade of antique cars and other interesting vehicles and the sounds of a Live DJ spinning   classic music. Parking and admission is free. There are ride wrist band specials, as well as waterslide and mini golf specials as well..."... Additional thoughts - I absolutely love the Ocean Beach Park Monday night cruise nights--they have a wonderful festive atmosphere, and you're right next to the state's most beautiful beach--what could possibly be better! This is what summer is all about!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2018)

MAY 21, 2018, Monday, Willimantic – “… Elks of Willimantic Cruise… Quoting from the event listing that was forwarded to us by our old car friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who contacted us via e-mail on 5/2/2018, and with this cover note: “…Found this on Tri Town Cruisers of Vernon web site: http://32.212.112.141:7001/tritownMVC/calendar.htm ...Rick…”... Rick’s note also indicated that the event (season opener date) specifically was set for 5/21/2018:  “...Elks of Willimantic Cruise… Third Monday of each month, May, June, July, August and September! 5:30 'til dark… Open to all Classic Cars... Awards. Free to participants and Spectators... Music by Gary Pomo: ‘The P'om… Refreshments and Food available... Join Us!... Willimantic Elks Lodge, 198 Pleasant St., Willimantic, CT 06226... No animals allowed except register service dogs… Questions? Contact, Lenny Incandella at 860-428-7733…” Sounds awesome—thanks Rick for the info! … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2018)

MAY 22, 2018, Tuesday, Bozrah – Season Kickoff for “…Bozrah Moose Lodge 950 Cruise Night 2018… Exit 24 off of Route 2, Bozrah, CT (webmaster’s note – We looked up the street address for the Bozrah Moose Lodge 950, and it’s: 115 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT 06334, reference their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bozrahmooselodge950/ - Please be sure to visit and “Like”)… 5:30 ‘till 8:00pm… (LIST OF DATES): May 22ndJune 26thJuly 24thAugust 28thSeptember 25th (webmaster’s note – The September date wasn’t specifically listed on the flyer, but we guessed it was the 4th Tuesday of the month, just like the other dates)… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars… Food services and beverages available at the Moose Club Grill… No burnouts… 860-889-6856…” FLYER: The flyer from which all of the above info was directly transcribed was posted on Facebook by Michael Phillips (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006591703843); here’s the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29388488_2123809224515447_3751346639591408995_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=298385ca9b5bef075c9620af551de23e&oe=5B30E6F5 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

MAY 22, 2018, Tuesday, Haddam – Season Opener for the “…MisFit Car Cruisers 2018 Season Tuesday Night Cruise Nights, 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT…” Quoting from the notice that we saw today posted on the Facebook system by our friends the MisFit Car Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights/): “…Spread the word! MisFits are back on track! Our 2018 season is set to begin, with the first show being Tuesday, May 22nd! 5:00pm, Bridge Road, in Haddam. Can’t wait to see what Tuesdays bring us this year!...” Sounds great to us! Glad to see the return of this very cool cruise in beautiful Haddam CT!... Additional info – Quoting from their last year (2017) flyer, for the then-new location: “…MisFits Cruise Nights, every Tuesday, 5-8pm, at 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT—home of Tony’s Package Store & River Valley Provisions!... Free! All vehicles welcome! Food & drink! Music!...” Additional thoughts – The MisFits have been running great Tuesday night cruise nights for a lot of years, and they definitely have the formula down, along with one amazing following. I have been to their cruise nights in the past when they’ve been at the Essex Fire Department, also the Deep River Plattwood Park cruise nights, and now, so impressed with their new venue that came online last year, at the big lot at 95 Bridge Road in Haddam--home of Tony’s Package Store and River Valley Provisions—AND Steady Habit Brewing Company (https://www.steadyhabitbrewingcompany.com/) located around the back of the building as well! I was very pleased to attend one of the early-season 2017 events, had a great time, and am looking forward to coming back again for 2018!...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/14/2018)

MAY 24, 2018, Thursday, Old Saybrook – Season opener for “…American Legion Post 113 Thursday Night Car Shows!… 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT… Beginning May 24th, 2018!... Every Thursday night from 5pm ‘till dusk… Bring your antique/vintage/collector car and join in the fun!... Open to the public!... Spectators welcome!... No coolers please… Free admission!... $2.00 hot dogs, good music, and a 50/50 raffle!... Trophy awarded every show!... Check out our lounge and banquet hall!...“ webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our local old car friend Frank Saunders for passing along the Official Flyer for this event to us, via the Facebook system. All of the above info was transcribed directly from the flyer, and we also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018OldSaybrookAmerLegionPost113ThursCarShowFlyer.JPG … Additional info – Please also be sure to visit (and “Like”) the official Facebook page for the Faulk Marcolini Newman American Legion Post 113 Old Saybrook CT, online at: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookCt/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of4/26/2018)

MAY 25, 2018, Friday, Cromwell – “Cromwell Memorial Day Car Show,” in association with Rt. 66 Cruisers Muscle Car Club of Middletown and Garage Guys of Middletown… Friday, May 25th, 2018, at Cromwell Growers (Green Houses), corner of West Street (Rt. 372) & New Lane, 4:00 to 8:00pm… Rain date = May 26th… $5 registration per car… Portion of proceeds to benefit Cromwell Children’s Coalition… Featuring: AJ from Chaz & AJ on 99.1 WPLR, food & refreshments… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends the Radical Rods of Connecticut (https://www.facebook.com/RadicalRods/) for posting the Official Flyer for this event, from which all of the above info was transcribed… FLYER LINK – The Facebook link to the actual flyer is as follows: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30708784_1824926317551467_6044438016896794624_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=63b17de4a72bba4b18a23fe19642ab70&oe=5B559737 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2018)

MAY 25, 2018, Friday, Canterbury – “…Cruise Night at Wild Scoops… 6pm-8pm, at Wild Scoops Ice Cream Shop, 7 Plainfield Road, Canterbury, CT 06331…” This info is from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1185675034897273/ - as posted online by our friends the Yankee Yesteryear Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/YankeeYesteryearCarClub/)… Additional info – Here’s the Facebook page for the Wild Scoops Ice Cream Shop (please be sure to visit and give them a “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/wildscoopsct/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2018)

MAY 26, 2018, Saturday, Berlin – The CT Street Legends car club presents their “5th Annual Autorama Car Show”… Quoting from the CT Street Legends’ 1/20/2018 Facebook post that was entitled “2018 Show Schedule,” direct from their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/): “…’5th Annual Autorama Car Show’… Saturday, May 26th 9:00am - 2:00pm, at Sage Park located on the Berlin Turnpike. Presented by the Berlin Fire Department in association with the Connecticut Street Legends. Show care entry fee is $10.00, $5.00 of which will benefit local veterans…”… Additional info - These general event notes appeared to pertain to all of this year’s CT Street Legends events, and were included with their original 1/20/2018 Facebook post: “…No Cut-Off years, all cars, trucks, bikes, tuners welcome…”… Sounds great—and love the local veterans’ benefit cause as well!... One more additional important note – Please also be sure to view the CT Street Legends’ official web site at: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/home.html ... *3/28/2018 UPDATE – We recently ran across the Official Facebook event page for this event—please be sure to check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/events/157937951514873/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018; link to the Official Facebook event page added to this listing as of 3/28/2018)

MAY 26, 2018, Saturday, Meriden – “Silver City Shakedown Hot Rod Show”… “…Pre-’65 traditional hot rods and customs only!... Strictly enforced—no rats, art cars, or theme cars… Saturday, May 26, 2018; gates open at 10am, The PBA, 74 Birdsey Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450… Bands, DJ, burlesque show, vendors, food, top pick awards… For vendor registration and more info, please visit: www.silvercityshakedown.com … Questions: Call 203-537-0849 or 860-543-9979… Presented by The Others! C.C. …” webmaster's note – The original flyer pages, from which all of the above info was transcribed, were posted on the Facebook system by our friends the Hot Rod & Kustom Fallout (https://www.facebook.com/Hot-Rod-Kustom-Fall-Out-117628868288365/) folks—see the following Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1782098965174672&id=117628868288365 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/30/2018)

MAY 26, 2018, Saturday, Norwich – “11th Annual Classic Car & Truck Show – Holy New Martyrs Church”… webmaster’s note– Quoting from the flyer that we found posted online in early April by John Bajumpaa of CT Council of Car Clubs, to their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/): “…11th Annual Classic Car & Truck Show, Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10am-2pm… In case of rain, all indoor events will be held… Holy New Martyrs Church, 364 Canterbury Tpke., Norwich, CT… Trophies awarded… Admission: One non-perishable food item, to benefit St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Norwich… Music by DJ 'The Pom'… Vendors, great food, tag sale… For more information or vendor info contact John Holmes 860-456-7307…”... FLYER (here's the link to the actual flyer image, where all of the above info came from, as posted on Facebook by John from 4Cs: https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30222115_2040683616182532_5139976573612457984_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=1cb40da478d4bdc7043fd3cb91a74e61&oe=5B574D9A … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/12/2018)

MAY 27, 2018, Sunday, Lakeville – “Lime Rock Park presents The 2018 Royals’ Garage Memorial Day Weekend Sunday Car Show,” 9am to 2pm, at Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Rd, Lakeville, CT 06039… Quoting from information provided on the Lime Rock Park web site “Car Shows” page (http://limerock.com/car-shows): “…The Royals’ Garage Sunday Car Show – May 27, 2018 is in its ninth year and has become a staple of Lime Rock Park’s Memorial Day weekend festivities. A hometown show run by the Royals family and Lime Rock Park, all types of cars and car enthusiasts are welcome. Each year, the show features muscle cars, import/tuners, street rods, motorcycles, classic cars, antiques, race cars, trucks, “new & cool” and even some homemade wheeled contraptions (ever seen a motorized 55-gallon drum on wheels?!) The show takes place on the Sam Posey Straight as the final day of the Pirelli World Challenge race weekend, and those who have a weekend ticket are admitted at no additional charge into the show. For all others, the entry fee is $5 for adults in advance or $10 at the gate, $10 per car for those entering their vehicle in the show, and current or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces (with any proof of service) as well as children 16 and under are admitted free of charge. The show awards trophies in the following categories: Royals Crown – to the Royals family’s favorite entry, Veterans Vote – all Military are encouraged to vote on their favorite entry, People’s Pick – all spectators are encouraged to vote on their favorite entry, and Skip’s Selection – chosen by Lime Rock Park President and chief car enthusiast, Skip Barber. Show entry for vehicles occurs from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., with spectators encouraged to arrive at 11 a.m. The Awards Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. To enter a car in the Royals’ Garage Sunday Car Show, no pre-registration is required – simply arrive on the day of the event!...”... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/25/2018)

MAY 27, 2018, Sunday, Hamden – “24th Memorial Day Weekend Car Show at Quinnipiac University”… webmaster’s note – Quoting from the listing that we just ran across on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm): “…May 27th 2018, Sunday, Hamden, Ct… 24th Memorial Day Weekend Car Show at Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave.8:00 AM to 3:00 PM… Rain Date = Monday, May 28th, 2018… Open to all makes of Cars and Trucks to 1986… Top 60 Awards and Corporate Sponsor Awards... Dash Plaques to the first 500 cars... Plus, give away items will be announced... A Veterans Ceremony will take place at 12:00 PM at the DJ tent... Veterans from all wars are welcome… No Burnouts, No Pets. No Skate Boards, Bicycles or Baby Carriages between cars… You must be present to receive your award… Sponsored by the Hamden Police Department & Connecticut Classic Chevy, to benefit various local charities... For more info please call George Civitelli @ 203-288-5063, or write to Connecticut Classic Chevy P. O. Box 185031, Hamden Ct. 06518 and visit our website, ctclassicchevy.com for rain updates...” After seeing the event listed on the CT Seaport Car Club’s events page, we went to the CT Classic Chevy Club’s page - https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/ - and found the following brief notice: “…Save The Date:  May 27, 2018… The 24th Annual Memorial Weekend Car Show - More info soon!...” And there you have it! So thrilled to see this event listing finally appear! This event is always a great time, whether as a participant or a spectator (and we have done both on many occasions over the past 20 or so years)—looking forward to getting back to Quinnipiac in Hamden again for the 2018 version! Thanks again CT Classic Chevy club and Hamden Police for making it happen!... *4/25/2018 UPDATES – We received a copy of the printed Official Flyer for this event in the snail mail yesterday, and went ahead and scanned both sides, and then uploaded them to our server, so you can view them now at the following links (NOTE: You can save a few $’s by pre-registering your car, via the “Pre Registration Form” that’s part of the flyer): FLYER OUTSIDE = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CTClChevyHamdenQUMemDayShowFlyerOUTSIDE.jpg and FLYER INSIDE = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CTClChevyHamdenQUMemDayShowFlyerINSIDE.jpg … Suggest your taking the time to review these flyer pages, as there is a lot of important info about the event, including a memorial dedication for this year’s show, guidelines for awards, directions to Quinnipiac, and much more… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/12/2018; additional details and hyperlinks to scans of both sides of the printed official flyer were added to this listing as of 4/25/2018)

JUNE 1-3, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Greenwich – “Greenwich Concours d’Elegance,” Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830… Saturday = American cars & bikes; Sunday = International cars & bikes, also Bonhams Auction… Much more info available at: http://www.greenwichconcours.com/ … Also see the official Greenwich Concours Facebook page (be sure to visit and “Like”) at: https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichConcours/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

JUNE 2, 2018, Saturday, Old Saybrook – “...’…Second Annual St. John’s School Benefit Car and Bike Show…’, Saturday, June 2nd, 10:00 – 2:00, St. John’s School Parking Lot, Old Saybrook, CT… Rain date = Saturday, June 9th… ‘…Classic cars, street rods, customs, trucks, rat rods, and bikes—no cut off… Featuring DJ Rockin’ Richard Phillips… Food donated by Parish Priests, and served by The Knights of Columbus and The Ladies Guild… Games, contests, goodie bags, trophies, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, dash plaques, and more! Fun for the whole family!... For more information please contact Hal Farrington at 860-964-0446… All proceeds benefit the St. John’s Student Supply Fund—Donations gladly accepted… Entrance for the car show participants on Lynde Street, and spectators on Main Street…’… Disclaimer: By participating in this car show you assume all liabilities…” webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our long-time local Shoreline-area old car friend Hal Farrington for sending along the very beautifully done Official Flyer for this event, from which all of the above info was directly transcribed. We also took the liberty of uploading the flyer to our server, where you can also view it now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2June2018StJohnsSchoolCarAndBikeShowOldSaybrookFlyer.jpg … Additional thoughts – Positively fantastic job by our friend Hal, being involved with this wonderful event and wonderful benefit cause! Two enthusiastic thumbs up! Thanks again Hal for keeping us on the mailing list for this info... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/26/2018)

JUNE 2, 2018, Saturday, Terryville – “Miracle for Christopher (Fight Against A.L.D.) Major Fundraiser Event – Motorcycle Ride, Car & Antique Tractor Show”… Saturday, June 2nd at the Terryville Fairgrounds… Rain date = June 3rd… Live entertainment, lots of raffles, 50/50, and more… Motorcycles, cars, trucks, and tractors registration begins at 9am; all years and models are welcome. Registration cost to show is $15 per vehicles and tractors… Food will be available for purchase… General admission is a donation of min. $5; children six and under are free… Donations are welcome and appreciated… No pets or alcohol allowed…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info came from the official flyer that we saw posted on our friends the Facebook system, by our friends the CT Council of Car Clubs (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/), and there is a LOT more info on the flyer, so please be sure to view it at the following direct link via the Facebook system: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29103590_2028364547414439_2868558221197443072_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=48756709c2af80afe97d9e93f0572fc7&oe=5B3626D8 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2018)

JUNE 3, 2018, Sunday, Guilford – “The Jonathan McMahon 7th Annual Memorial Scholarship Car Show”… “…Join us Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, Guilford High School, 605 New England Road, Guilford, CT, 10am to 2pm… Rain date = Sunday, June 10th… $10 donation for show cars; free spectator parking… All makes, models, and years of classic, unusual, collector, or muscle cars, and trucks, are welcome to attend!... Food trucks & live music… Raffle 49” LG 4k smart TV… Trophies! Silent auction!... ’…18-year-old Jonathan McMahon was the victim of a tragic accident. In Jon’s memory, a scholarship fund has been set up to help deserving technical school students with their education. Join the McMahon Family and friends at this car show to help support this great cause!..’… For more info, call 203-903-6900 (Bill) or e-mail: lmcmahon02@snet.net …” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a flyer that we saw posted on the events page of the web site of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/), and we took the liberty of combining both pages of the flyer into a one page presentation, which we uploaded to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link (please also note that page 2 of the flyer is a “Please Support Our Sponsors” page that has the business cards of many local businesses and organizations who support this event, so it’s also definitely worth checking out): http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/3June2018JMcMahonMemorialScholarshipGuilfordCarShowFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – What a wonderful thing that the McMahon Family and their friends are doing in memory of their beloved departed son Jonathan, who was a very devoted classic car enthusiast. Great job by everyone involved! And the new Guilford High School facility is a fantastic place for a car show, and very easy to get to! Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/4/2018)

JUNE 3, 2018, Sunday, Shelton – “…’Cruisin’ Shelton,’ sponsored by Hewitt Health and Rehab, in cooperation with Round Town Cruisers Car Club, Sunday, June 3rd, 12:00 to 4:00… Rain date = Sunday, June 10th… Trophies, door prizes, food, music by DJ Mike… Hewitt Health and Rehab, 45 Maltby Street, corner of Coram Ave.,  Shelton CT… Large lot, no cut-off date… All classics, customs, hot rods, muscle cars, and street machines welcome… Free admission to all—fun for the entire family!... For more info call Mike at 203-814-8315…”… webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from the Official Flyer that was posted 4/18/2018 on the Facebook system by our friends the Round Town Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/), along with this advice: “…This was a really nice cruise last year, let's make it bigger and better this year. Hewitt Health did a great job with the food and trophies. It's nice for the residents to be able to come out and see such beautiful cars…”… FLYER LINK – Please review the Official Flyer online, especially if you need driving directions off of Route 8 to get there (I did not transcribe the directions portion of the flyer info); the flyer link is: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30706650_2169336313352795_4039167470576074752_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=3922045511850698517e51cdbf9cb34a&oe=5B6FFEBD … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2018)

JUNE 3, 2018, Sunday, Hamden – “…’Meet -N-Greet’ (Car Gathering), hosted by LTZ-D of M-Pire A.C., at the Hamden Town Center Park… Happening June 3rd in Hamden, for the Kidney Walk…’… ‘…I am changing the title of my event for the Kidney Walk happening June 3rd in Hamden, CT, due to no judges or trophies. I can’t really call it a car show—‘Meet-N-Greet’ is much more appropriate…” webmaster’s note – We thank our friend Davon Darden (https://www.facebook.com/davon.darden1) for posting (on 4/9/2018) the flyers & info for this event to the “Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts – Connecticut” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineOldies/). Sounds great, and being part of the Kidney Walk is even better! Thanks again Davon!... Additional info – We also found the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/167446300635397/ … And the M-Pire A.C. Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/mpirefireac/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2018)

JUNE 3, 2018, Sunday, Hebron – Gear Head Mafia Car Club Cruise Nights Ted’s IGA – ‘Ted’s and the Gearheads’… 5pm until dusk, at Ted’s IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248… Check us out on the web at: www.gearheadmafia.org – check us out on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ - e-mail us: gearheadmafiact@aol.com …” webmaster’s note– This info came from a flyer that was posted online (on Facebook) by our friends the Gear Head Mafia Car Club—here is the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28167846_1566486913388136_1435352892635899283_n.jpg?oh=759bd214fdbef87dedf188da225cfe3e&oe=5B31A440 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2018)

JUNE 3, 2018, Sunday, Meriden – "...Sunday June 3rd 2018, Meriden, CT... 24th Annual Lions Club Duck Race & Car Show, Downtown Meriden Green, 77 State St, Meriden, CT 06450, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Car show presented by American Muscle Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/). Open to all Cars and Trucks - No Cutoff Year! Food, Trophies, Goody Bags, Music / $10 Entry per Vehicle (Trophies awarded by 2:30)... Duck Race starts promptly at 2:30 pm... 10 Prizes / $5 Per Duck... Craft Vendors – Business Exhibits – Community Groups and more... For car show info: rsssconv@att.net   203-500-9255... Duck Race info: mandylan57@aol.com 203- 235-8582... WWW.Facebook.com/Americanmusclecarclubct -   WWW.meridenlionsclub.net …"... Flyerhttps://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2018/Duck%20Race%202018%20PDF.pdfwebmaster’s note - This info came from the events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s events page: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm ... And here's the official Facebook event page for the car show: https://www.facebook.com/events/1183960171740870/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2018)

JUNE 3, 2018, Sunday, Trumbull –"...Monroe Street Rodders and Plasko's Farm Present: 'Car Show at Plasko's Farm', 670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT... Sunday, June 3, 2018 (rain date = Sunday, June 10th)... 8:00am-4:00pm... $10 registration at the gate, cut-off year 1985... Trophies to be awarded... 50/50 raffle and giveaways... Listen to the Sounds of Doo-Wop and reminisce... Fresh food cooked on outdoor grill... Street rods, muscle cars, hot rods, customs and classics... Sponsored by Plasko's Farm in cooperation with the Monroe Street Rodders... 'Spend a day at the Farm Car Show...'... For information call 203-268-2716, e-mail MonroeStRodders@aol.com ..."... Additional info - We transcribed all of the above from a flyer posted online by the Monroe Street Rodders at their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/); here is the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31959023_2016482928422971_2923805828634902528_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=0532206d71d25ae5cc52e9e83d28b4e2&oe=5B555010 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2018)

JUNE 3 (DATE CHANGE) MAY 20, 2018, Sunday, Somers – 3rd Annual Supreme Auto Service Center Charity Car Show - Benefiting America's VetDogs… Quoting from the 2/20/2018 e-mail we received from Kristie Pettit (supremeautoct@gmail.com), Supreme Auto Center Charity Car Show Coodinator: “…Good Afternoon, We would love to have our next event listed on your website: 3rd Annual Supreme Auto Service Center Charity Car Show - Benefiting America's VetDogs, June 3 May 20, 2018, Sunday, Somers, CT 10:00am, Pleasant View Cafe, 452 South Rd. (Rte. 83) Somers, CT… ‘…Supreme Auto Service Center (“Supreme Auto”) will be holding its 3rd annual car show on Jun e 3 May 20, 2018. Our new venue is Pleasant View Café and Golf located at 452 South Road (Route 83) in Somers, Connecticut… This year’s charity beneficiary is America’s VetDogs. America’s VetDogs is a non-profit charitable organization from Smithtown, New York that provides guide, service, facility and therapy dogs to veterans, active-duty service members and first responders. These service dogs help individuals with PTSD, hearing loss, vision impairment and other mental and physical disabilities. They do this all at NO COST to the individual. All proceeds will go to America’s VetDogs…. Our event will have: DJ, Raffles, door prize, 50/50, goody bags, vendors, NSRA safety inspections, service dog demonstrations… For more info contact: Kristie Pettit, supremeautoct@gmail.com, 860-882-9041, www.supremeautosc.com/charity-car-show ... Thank you, Kristie M. Pettit, Supreme Auto Service Center Charity Car Show Event Coordinator…” Additional info – We also found the Facebook event page online, where you should go and indicate your interest (so as to be able to stay abreast of updates, etc.), at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1783003268430801/ (FYI - we found the Official Flyer for the event on that Facebook event page, and there it lists a rain date of June 3, 2018) - and also make sure you visit and give a “Like” to the Supreme Auto Center Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SupremeAutoServiceCenter/… Even more info – Read more about—and give a “Like”—at the “America’s VetDogs” official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/AmericasVetDogs/ … Final thoughts - Very nicely done by the good folks at Supreme Auto Center of Somers, benefiting a positively fantastic cause!... *5/21/2018 IMPORTANT UPDATE - This event was postponed, I think due to bad weather on the original show date of 5/20, to June 3rd, reference: https://www.supremeautosc.com/charity-car-show ... and also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1783003268430801/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/4/2018; important DATE CHANGE incorporated into this listing as of 5/21/2018)

JUNE 3, 2018, Sunday, Waterford – “The Connecticut MG Club’s 31st Annual ‘British By The Sea,” all-British car, truck, and motorcycle show, “…a fun gathering of people who own and appreciate British vehicles of all marques…”… Event is held at Harkness Memorial Park, 275 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT 06385… Info: http://www.ctmgclub.com/BBtS.html ... More info: 860-693-4249 or MGTD52@comcast.net … CT MG Club main web site: www.ctmglcub.com … More info – Directions to Harkness Memorial State Park, from the State of CT DEEP’s official park info page: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325214#directions …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

JUNE 5, 2018, Tuesday, New Haven – “2018 Opener for The Big Lew Cruise Series at The Annex YMA Club” … Quoting from the event notice that was posted on the Facebook system on 5/19/2018 by the Annex YMA Club Lounge and Hall (https://www.facebook.com/annexyma/) folks: “…Big Lew Cruise Series starts Tuesday, June 5th, at 5:30pm. Admission is free. Raffles, good, DJ. Bring your classic car or just come and enjoy a great time as we kick off the season. Bring the kids down too! No dogs please….”… Additional info – I had the pleasure of attending the last-of-the-season Big Lew Cruise at the Annex YMA this past October and had a wonderful time! The Annex YMA is very easy to get to, right off the highway—the actual street address is: 554 Woodward Ave, New Haven, CT 06512. And if the same benefit cause is going to be supported at this year’s Big Lew Cruises, it’s also a fantastic organization, The Salgi Foundation, which supports esophageal cancer research (https://salgi.org/), definitely a great cause. I never had the pleasure of meeting the late Big Lew Maturo, but he sounded like a wonderful man (not to mention a true old car enthusiast), and how his family and friends carry on his memory in this wonderful way is most impressive and touching…   (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/21/2018)

JUNE 7, 2018, Thursday, Wallingford – “Cruise Night hosted by Wallingford Senior Center”… Thursday, June 7, 5:00 to 8:00pm, at 238 Washington Street, Wallingford, CT… “…Ample paved parking area… Food available for purchase… Musical entertainment provided by ‘T-Bone’… Trophies awarded… No pets… Call Debby for info: 203-265-7753…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends The DooWop Cruisers car club (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/) for posting the flyer for this event, from which all of the above info was directly transcribed. The image of the flyer is viewable on the Facebook system at the following address: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29512227_1346886162124788_5905797646817315489_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeEQSM1p-qke56owBNamVDHQyv9eSS4Mc7WTTPkmxnc20dn2CSeJ0YbKobYUlfVsduSPKUVQ5o3Tu4FO5QVPHqo-Aio3-LVBvEDUNFTjKj3dPA&oh=47f91bef3b276b980eb484038a554f07&oe=5B3A84EC ...   (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/30/2018)

JUNE 8, 2018, Friday, East Berlin – Season Opener for the “Uncle D’s Diner Cruisin’ Friday Nites 2018” … Quoting from the Facebook post (with flyer) that was posted on the Facebook system on 5/19/2018 by Mark French, who posted it to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/): “…Great New Cruise Night! Uncle D’s Diner Cruisin’ Friday Nights. Every Other Friday from 5:30 to 8:30, beginning June 8th… Great food, oldies music, 60/40 raffle (winner gets 60%), prizes, trophies… Uncle D’s Diner, 869 Mill Street, East Berlin, CT… All summer long, rain or shine… 2018 Friday Night Dates: June 8June 22… July 13July 27… August 10August 24… (no rain dates)… Diner open every Friday during the summer from 5:30 to 8:30, even on non-car-show nights…”… FLYER – The link to the actual electronic flyer that is posted on the Facebook system is: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33020023_1823982457904830_679517861210750976_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4447315f6701ebf34797cc987607a46e&oe=5B98CAA9 … Additional info – Be sure to check out the Uncle D’s Diner web site at: www.uncleds-diner.com – and/or their Facebook page (be sure to visit and “Like”) at: https://www.facebook.com/uncledsdiner ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/21/2018)

JUNE 9, 2018, Saturday, East Berlin – “The 7th 100 Percent Kulture Hot Rod & Kustom Fair,” 10am to 10pm, at the Berlin Fairgrounds, 410 Beckley Road, East Berlin, CT 06023… “…Hot Rods, Kustoms, Rat Rods, Junk Rods, Bikes, Stocks, Race, whatever! Food, vendor/swap area, and more. $10 per person; kids 15 and under free. Swap meet/vendor spots free with per person admission. Rain date = Sunday, June 10th…” Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2072782926284542/ - and also be sure to check out the 100 Percent Kulture official web site: http://100percentkulture.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

JUNE 9, 2018, Saturday, Plainville – Plainville, CT Wings and Wheels – 7th Annual Fly-In & Car Show… Quoting from the event listing we found at the Hemmings web site (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=51816): “…Plainville, CT Wings and Wheels, June 09, 2018, 10am - 3pm… Classic Cars, Airplane & Helicopter Rides, Exhibits and Vendors, Live Band, Entertainment, Kiddie Rides and Activities, Food Trucks and More… Sponsor: Bristol Auto Club (www.bristolautoclub.com)… When: June 9, 2018, 10am - 3pm… Location: 109 Pinnacle Road, Plainville, CT 06062 (editor’s note – I looked up that address and I’m going to caution you that it’s different from what is shown on the official flyer—the official event flyer states the location as: “Robertson Airport/4B8, 62 Johnson Avenue, Plainville, CT 06062”—so that location listing on the Hemmings page may be a mistake???)… Cost: $10 per car… To Register: Call Steve Emmendorfer at 860-747-9839…” Official event web site – We also located the Official Web Site for this event, where you can view a very detailed flyer for the event, containing a ton more info about the event (such as a listed rain date of Sunday, June 10th, 2018m, and much more), so please be sure to visit: http://plainvillewingsandwheels.com … Additional info – Scanning the flyer that you can view at the previously mentioned web site, the location of the event is Robertson Airport (https://www.plainvillect.com/airport), and the event is noted to be: “…A Special Charity Event supporting the Petit Family Foundation, and the Plainville Community Food Pantry…” Info contacts listed on the flyer – Peggy Lee (Vendors) 860-351-5021, Scott Saunders 860-747-8837, Steve Emmendorfer 860-747-9839… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/7/2018)

JUNE 9, 2018, Saturday, Bethany – “Bethany Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary 11th Annual Car, Truck, & Bike Show,”12pm to 4pm, at 765 Amity Road, Bethany, CT 06524, sponsored by Laticrete Internatoinal… Quoting from the listing we found online at the Hemmings web site (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=52319): “…The Bethany Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary will host its 11th Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show at fire headquarters rear paved parking lot: 765 Amity Road (Route 63), Bethany, on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. All antique cars, trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles and big trucks are welcome. The event features people’s choice judging. Show vehicles can begin to arrive at 11 a.m. with raffle and trophies being distributed at 3:30 p.m. Cost for the event is $10 for show vehicles and general parking. The Car, Truck & Bike show offers fun for the entire family featuring a food tent with fire fighters and auxiliary members hard at work cooking delicious sausage & peppers, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and ice cream. Come out and enjoy a wonderful event and as always thank you for your support. For more information, contact Amy Cogill at 203-410-2602 or Rich Cogill at 203-954-8597 or visit http://www.bvfdct.org/ ...” (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2018)

JUNE 9, 2018, Saturday, Cheshire – “Cheshire Cars and Coffee at Elim Park,” 8am to 11am, at Elim Park, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire. Quoting from the listing we found posted on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm): “…Saturday June 9, 2018 Cheshire, CT… Cars and Coffee – 8am to 11am, at Elim Park 140 Cook Hill Road… Bring your pre 1970 car for the residents of Elim Park to admire and perhaps help them recall some found memories! NO Trophies or awards just a chance to see some cool cars talk with other car guys and people who remember when your antique car was brand new. Coffee and Donuts provided by Elim Park…”Additional info – We looked up Elim Park in Cheshire online and found that it was an independent living retirement community. Here’s their web site: https://www.elimpark.org/ - and here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ElimParkPlace/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2018)

JUNE 9, 2018, Saturday, Chester – "...COMVEC Presents: '41st Annual Connecticut Military Vehicle Show', 8:00am - 4:00pm... Chester Agricultural Fairgrounds, 11 Kirtland Terrace, Chester, CT... 'Come relive military history with antique military vehicles, displays, and flea market...'... Food on site... Admission $5 adults/children 10 and under free... Vendor info: Andrea Farrington 860-324-7328... COMVEC (Connecticut Military Vehicle Collectors) is a 501c3 organization & member of MVPA... www.comvec.org ... No pets, no alcohol, no firearms, no live ammo..."... webmaster's note - We transcribed all of the above info from a flyer posted online at the COMVEC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutMilitaryVehicleCollectors/), and here's the direct link to the flyer itself: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30743500_1840136836006722_979748212778729472_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a60e94971d040910ae8f066fb8bb17ad&oe=5B4F21EA ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2018)

JUNE 13, 2018, Wednesday, Middletown – “…’Middletown’s 21st Annual Cruise Night On Main,’ 4:30pm to 8:30pm, Main Street, Middletown… Rain date = Wednesday, June 20, 2018… Cruise night on Main Street Official Website: www.cruisenightonmain.com …”… This info came from: https://www.middlesexchamber.com/pages/CarCruise … *1/24/2018 UPDATES - Our friends the Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter Car Club are the hard working group who do the actual WORK to make this event happen! Quoting from the big list of 2018 Over The Hill Gang, Eastern Chapter Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/) Events that was posted on Facebook on January 19th, 2018: “…June 13th, 4:30pm to 8:30pm, Middletown 21st Annual Cruise Night On Main, Main Street Middletown…”… Additional info - Please also be sure to check out the main web site of our friends the Over The Hill Gang Easter Chapter—a VERY active, very involved group of great car folks: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ … Even more info – We also just found the official Facebook Event page for this one (make sure to visit it and indicate your interest, so that you can stay abreast of updates); it is located online at: https://www.facebook.com/events/186589002082274/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017; additional important event details and info about the event organizing car club were added to this listing as of 1/24/2018)

JUNE 14 (DATE CHANGE) JUNE 72018, Thursday, Newington – The CT Street Legends car club presents their “12th Annual Cruisin’ Newington Car Show”… Quoting from the CT Street Legends’ 1/20/2018 Facebook post that was entitled “2018 Show Schedule,” direct from their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/): “…’12th Annual Crusin' Newington Car Show’… Thursday, June 7th (rain dates June 14 or 21) 5:00 pm - 8:00pm, on Market Square, Newington Center. Presented by the Newington Chamber of Commerce and the Connecticut Street Legends…”… Additional info - These general event notes appeared to pertain to all of this year’s CT Street Legends events, and were included with their original 1/20/2018 Facebook post: “…No Cut-Off years, all cars, trucks, bikes, tuners welcome…”… Sounds great!... One more additional important note – Please also be sure to view the CT Street Legends’ official web site at: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/home.html ... *5/8/2018 Important Update - Per a Facebook posting on 4/21/2018 by the Connecticut Street Legends on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/): "...Cruising Newington Car Show Date Change--New Date: Thursday, June 14..."... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018; DATE CHANGE incorporated into this listing as of 5/8/2018)

JUNE 16, 2018, Saturday, New Britain – “The Klingberg Motorcar Series for 2018 – Pre-1942 Concours: Early Cars & Classics”… Info: https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

JUNE 16, 2018, Saturday, Hartford – 9th Annual Hartford Rib-Off Car Show – Hosted by ‘The 860 Car and Truck Club’ … Quoting from the flyer we found posted online (posted to the CT Council of Car Club's Facebook page by our Facebook friend Harry E. Coon, https://www.facebook.com/harrycoonjr): “…9th Annual Hartford Rib Off Car Show Hosted by The 860 Car and Truck Club, presented by The Whale 102.9… June 16, Hartford Riverside Park, 20 Liebert Road, 11:30am to 5:30pm… For information and for RSVP contact Leon Coon at COONJR44@hotmail.com... ‘…Hartford Rib Off is a 501c3, and all proceeds raised benefit local charities. This year we will be buying all new equipment for Hartford Little League, fund a computer lab for MARC Community Resources, and provide a scholarship to one high school student. Please come showcase your car and help us raise money for charity…’ Check-in time 9:00am to 11:30am… Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Best In Show… One trophy to ‘Best Rev’… Judging handled by the 860 Car and Truck Club (club excluded from trophies)… One half priced ticket per car showcased, a $32.50 value. All you can eat and drink… 100 cars maximum to register today: Coonjr44@hotmail.com … For information about the event visit www.hartfordriboff.com … Additional info – We also found the Official Facebook page for the Hartford Rib Off, where you should go to visit and give a “Like,” thereby to be able to stay on their mailing list for additional updates about the overall event (NOTE – From what we read, it’s a two-day event, starting on Friday the 15th, and the Car Show happens on Saturday the 16th): https://www.facebook.com/HartfordRibOff/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/7/2018)

JUNE 16, 2018, Saturday, Hartford and Beyond… – 6th Annual Rallye For a Cure – Road Rallye for JDRF… Quoting from a broadcast e-mail dated 3/10/2018 that we received from Bill & Linda Wright, Rallye Coordinators (wrighttheelder@gmail.com): “…We are happy to announce that the 6th annual Rallye for a Cure will take place on June 16th, 2018. The Rallye for a Cure invites classic and vintage car owners to a rallye that starts at Jaguar Hartford and winds its way through beautiful back roads of Connecticut. Participants (drivers and their navigators) are encouraged to watch for clues and follow creative directions to stay on course. It’s a fun event for the whole family!… Our end destination this year is Palmer Motorsports Park, where we will enjoy lunch, auction, and a lap on the track! The Vintage Air-Cooled Porsches are having an event there that day and are excited to support us as well… The proceeds from the “Rallye for a Cure" benefit the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) whose mission it is to cure, treat, and prevent Type 1 Diabetes. Our goal is to raise over $10,000, as we have every year thus far!... Our success is due, in part, to the support of car clubs like yourselves. We would appreciate your sharing our information with your club members and adding the date to your club calendar… To find out more, view photos of previous events, and to register, please visit www.rallyeforacure.org... Thank you for your support and we will see you on the road!... Bill & Linda Wright, Rallye Coordinators, 6 Barksdale Road, West Hartford, CT 06117-1603, 860 236 5920…” Additional info – We also found a Facebook page for the event—make sure you visit and “Like” it: https://www.facebook.com/The-Rallye-for-a-Cure-352116088238429/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2018)

JUNE 16, 2018, Saturday, Stratford – “Holy Name of Jesus Church 11th Annual Classic Car Show”… Holy Name of Jesus Church, 1950 Barnum Avenue, Stratford, CT 06614… Saturday, June 16, 2018… Rain date = Saturday, June 23, 2018… Car donation $10; free admission!... Car show is open to all cars, no year cut-off… There will be music as well as food… ‘…In honor of our Veterans, we will be making a donation to the VFW Post 9460 Raymond T. Goldbach Stratford, CT…’… Giant tag sale, fill a bag for $5!... For more info: 203-395-7073 or Lawman56@optonline.net …” webmaster’s note – All of the above info came from a flyer that was posted online by our friends the CT Seaport Car Club, at their events page: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm - and here’s the link to the electronic flyer that you can view, also as posted by the CT Seaport Car Club: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2018/holyname.pdf ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/30/2018)

JUNE 17, 2018, Sunday, Branford – The Branford Festival 8th Annual Gary Dinello Classic Car Cruise (quoting published info directly from the event page: http://www.branfordfestival.com/page/17837-Car-Shoe): “…The Branford Festival will once again host the 8th Annual Gary Dinello Classic Car Cruise in honor of Gary, the Car Cruise founder this year, on Sunday morning, (Father’s Day) June 17th, 2018… Join us as a spectator or participant on the rear town green on father’s day morning at the Branford festival. Bring your family and friends, show your ride and enjoy the festival… Vehicles need to prior to 9 a.m. due to road closure for the road race… Make plans to see a variety of hot rods, classics, muscle cars, and antique vehicles under the banner of the Branford festival and listen to those golden oldies spun by D.J. Dennis Nardella from Nardella’s Music… We have room for about 50 vehicles and will provide dash plaques. Trophies will be awarded to specific categories prior to the official close of the show, which will be at noon; however, you are welcome to keep your vehicle on display and enjoy our festival. Entry fee is a modest $10 as in previous years… Due to the overwhelming response we had last year we are requesting that you pre-register to secure your spot… Contact Car Show Chair William Raccio, e-mail: wraccio@outlook.com ..." webmaster's note - We received a brief heads up reminder just a day or so ago about this event from our friend Bill Raccio, who, with the late Ted Aub, had been organizing and running, for the last several years, The Branford Festival's annual "Gary 'The Welder' Dinello Memorial Classic Car Caruise" on Sunday morning (Father's Day) of Branford Festival Weekend--whcih makes the official date of this year's Dinello Memorial Classic Car Cruise: Sunday, June 17th, 2018... God-willing, I'll be there bright and early on show day to help Bill will show car parking (NOTE: I will also be busy on Friday and Saturday nights of Festival Weekend assisting the Branford Exchange Club - https://www.facebook.com/exchangeclubbranford/ - with cooking fried dough, so please consider stopping down for some of that also--it's GOOD STUFF!), and will look forward to seeing you all there too! Don't forget that pre-registration for the Dinello Classic Car Cruise is recommended, due to limited space... For now, please refer to the Official Event Page at the Festival's web site: http://www.branfordfestival.com/page/17837-Car-Shoe - and also please be aware that Bill's working e-mail for more info about the 2018 Dinello Classic Car Cruise is (which is different from the link provided on that Festival page): wraccio@outlook.com … ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/23/2018)

JUNE 17, 2018, Sunday, Norwalk – “…New England Auto Museum Father's Day Car Show, June 17, 2018 10 a.m. - 3 p.m, at Mathews Park, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06850… A great way to celebrate Dads special day with the family & enjoy a terrific display of classic automobiles. Situated in conveniently located Mathews Park in Norwalk, CT the crossroads of I-95 & Rt. 7 adjacent to Stepping Stones Museum for Children and Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, the show offers a whole day of fun activities for the entire family. Great food & ice cream, music, games, trophies and goody bags are featured. Proceeds support the nonprofit New England Auto Museum, a project dedicated to building a permanent display and education center that will preserve, interpret and exhibit historic automobiles and artifacts. All show cars are welcome with no cutoff year. Featured marques are the BMW 2002, celebrating its 50th Anniversary 1968 - 2018 and the iconic Dodge Viper, first introduced as a concept car 30 years ago. Presenting sponsor is BMW of Darien, part of the Callari Auto Group. Registration is $15 per car online up to the day of the show $20 per car at the gate. Spectators are free. Dash plaques are available for the first 100 cars… Sponsor: BMW of Darien… Cost: $15 per car online prior to show $20 per car at the gate… To register and/for more information: http://www.neautomuseum.org/ - or call Mike Scheidel at 860-673-3888…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info came from the dedicated Hemmings event page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=51513 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

JUNE 17, 2018, Sunday, Shelton – “The Shelton History Center’s ‘Fathers Day Vintage Vehicles Antiques & Classic Car Show’,” 10am to 2pm, at Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Road, Shelton, CT 06484… Info: http://sheltonhistoricalsociety.org/vintage-vehicles--classic-car-show.html ... Pre-Registration for the car show is available - Here’s a link to the form for pre-registering: http://sheltonhistoricalsociety.org/uploads/3/4/0/9/34095911/car_show_2018_flyer.pdf … Directions - And here is the Directions page for how to get to the Shelton History Center: http://sheltonhistoricalsociety.org/directions.html …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

JUNE 17, 2018, Sunday, New Canaan (@ Waveny Park) – “...Caffeine & Carburetors, 8am-11am… ‘…BMW and Legacy cars… Bavarian Motor Works! … BMW has always been a great showing at C&C. Looking for early examples… Legacy cars: Vintage cars that Dad or Mom owned or belonged to another family member. A car still in the fold? Starting a new legacy with your family? Tell us the story and let’s share your passion...’…”… For more info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Caffeine & Carburetors Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/23/2018)

JUNE 17, 2018, Sunday, Terryville – “CVA Presents the Father’s Day ‘Terryville Bug-A-Fair,’ with the help of Chuck Pisconski and the Terryville Lions Club"… Quoting from the big list of 2018 Connecticut Volkswagen Association Events that we received from CVA president Bill Arute via email on 1/18/2018: “…Sunday June 17, 2018 – Father’s Day “TERRYVILLE Bug-A-Fair” We are excited to bring back a Father’s Day tradition now at the Terryville Fairgrounds with the help of Chuck Pisconski and the Terryville Lions Club. Saturday overnight Camping, Sunday large Swap Meet and All Volkswagen show from 9-3pm. Directions: Route 6 Scott Road in Terryville, Ct. then two miles to Terryville Fairgrounds, 171 Town Hill Rd. For more info go to www.ctvwa.org or contact: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018)

JUNE 18, 2018, Monday, Wallingford – “Connecticut Dragway Reunion – Presented by CSRA – At New Life Church”… “…The Connecticut Street Rod Association presents another night to remember. The Connecticut Dragway Reunion will once again be held on June 18th at the New Life Church at the top of High Hill in Wallingford, CT., Exit 15 off of I-91. Gates officially open at 5:00 PM for participants with a ‘Cackle Fest’ scheduled for 7:00pm. Participants with their cars enter free, but can make a donation at the gate if they so desire. Spectators are $5.00 and all proceeds are donated to several worthy causes, including the Wallingford Wishing Well, which is an organization that aids needy families… More info: John Sabatucci 203-907-7290 or Don Dybick 860-345-4709…” Above info is from: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

JUNE 20-23, 2018, Wednesday-Saturday, Uncasville – Barrett-Jackson presents: “3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction,” at Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT 06382… Tickets on sale February 2 at 8am: www.barrett-jackson.com … For lots more event info - https://www.facebook.com/events/315117635676586/ - and also be sure to visit (and “Like”) the Barrett-Jackson main Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/barrettjackson/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/31/2018)

JUNE 21-23, 2018, Thursday-Saturday, Thompson – “The 5th Annual Vintage Motorsports Festival at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park,” at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, 205 E Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT 06277… Quoting from the dedicated event page at the Thompson Speedway web site (http://www.thompsonspeedway.com/events/5th-annual-vintage-motorsports-festival): “…The Vintage Motorsports Festival will showcase cars from each of the periods in which the Thompson road course has operated, and embodies the rich history of the track. The 2018 event will see over 130 cars, including sports cars, open wheel, production and sports racers, along with the INEX sanctioned MSD Legend series and Formula Vees race wheel-to-wheel throughout the 3-day event, and will be co-hosted by VRG (Vintage Racer Group) and VSCCA (Vintage Sport Car Club of America)…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/7/2018)

JUNE 23, 2018, Saturday, Meriden – U.S. Food Truck Fest Presents Meriden Police Department Food, Truck, Car, Jeep, Bike Show, Saturday, June 23rd, 1-5pm, Research Parkway, Meriden… Rain date = June 24th… Free parking & general admission, show cars $10 entry… Trophies and giveaways… 12+ food trucks, children’s entertainment, DJ, and more… Interested in entering your vehicle? Contact 203-815-2506… Food truck & merch. vendors e-mail us at usfoodfest@yahoo.com … Proceeds benefit the Meriden Police Department’s 150thAnniversary… More info – See the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/194957631259729/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2018)

JUNE 24, 2018, Sunday, Shelton – “The 9th Annual Ross Jenacaro Antique & Classic Car Show."... webmaster's note -  Quoting from the 2/1/2018 post by the Round Town Cruisers car club to their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/): "...We know it’s only February 1st but your friends at RTC want to remind you all that the 9th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show to benefit The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp is going to be held on Sunday June 24th. Save the date and check back with us in the coming weeks for all the details on this great show for a wonderful cause... RTC..." Additional info - Last year's event was held at Enterprise Corporate Towers, 4 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT, and so we'll assume this years is going to be held there also--and we'll of course update this listing as more details become available... *4/4/2018 UPDATES – Thanks to our old car friend Joe P. (https://www.facebook.com/round.cruisers) of the Round Town Cruisers car club for posting the Official Flyer for this event yesterday on the Facebook system—which is where we made a copy of it and also uploaded it to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/24June2018RTCRossJenacaroMemorialSheltonCarShowFlyer.jpg … From studying the flyer, it appears we got all of the above info correct, and here’s some more details that we gleaned from this just-released flyer: “…Rain date = July 1, 2018… Show hours are 9:00am to 3:00pm… Free admission for viewers!... Vehicle registration at 8:00am; $10 car registration; no cutoff year—all types of vehicles welcome; dash plaques and goodie bags to the first 200 entries; great trophies (to qualify for a trophy your car must be registered by noon); DJ and raffles; fun for the whole family!... Breakfast and lunch food vendor: Port 5 of Bridgeport (returning)… Supported by Round Town Cruisers… ‘…Continuing the memory of car show founder Ross Jenacaro… To date this car show has raised $209,305…’… Connecticut Burns Care Foundation, Inc., 601 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460, www.ctburnsfoundation.org … For info or to pre-register call CBF at 203-878-6744…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/2/2018; significant additional information and a clickable link to the Official Flyer were added to this event listing as of 4/4/2018)

JUNE 24, 2018, Sunday, Wallingford – “…Wallingford Fire Department 150th Anniversary (1868-2018) Antique Fire Apparatus – Military – Antique & Muscle Cars and Bike Show, Sunday, June 24, 2018, 9am – 2pm, at 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 (editor’s note – I looked up that address, and it’s the street address of the Toyota Oakdale Theater, reference: http://www.oakdale.com/). Sponsored by The Toyota Oakdale Theater… Pig Rig BBQ Truck, Firehouse Grill Truck, Chaz & AJ from WPLR… Cars $20, Bikes $10, Fire Apparatus and Attendees FREE… Trophies for First and Second Place per class… Dash plaque for first 200 paid registrations… To register for a spot, contact: Michael DePaolo at WFD150CARSHOW@yahoo.com or mail with check to: P.O. Box 4516, Yalesville, CT 06492; please make check payable to: IAFF Local 1326, and please write “Car Show Registration” in the memo box…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from an online posted copy of the Official Flyer for this event, that came from the Facebook event page for this great-sounding extravaganza—please do make sure to view it at: https://www.facebook.com/events/196713127729009/ - and you’re going to need a copy of that flyer if you want to pre-register your car—the direct link to the Official Flyer on the Facebook system is: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28472339_1690144941024152_1325396148651543260_n.jpg?oh=086374f223708796483f7b405c1d8306&oe=5B3C0DD9 … And don’t forget also to go to the main Wallingford Fire Department 150th Anniversary page on Facebook (and be sure to give it a “Like”) at: https://www.facebook.com/wallingfordfire150th/ … Additional thoughts - We also owe our local Meriden-based old car friend (& Meriden Fire Department guy) Michael Quinn (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009405553876) a special shout-out for passing along the event notice via Facebook—thanks again Mike!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/7/2018)

JUNE 24, 2018, Sunday, Bridgewater – Housatonic Valley Region AACA 44th Annual Antique & Classic Auto Show… Quoting from the Hemmings web site dedicated event page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=52124): “…Housatonic Valley Region 44th Annual Antique & Classic Auto Show, June 24, 2018, gates open 9 am, awards 2:30 pm… Antique and classic auto show… dash plaques for the first 200 cars… Classes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies… special awards: Presidents Choice, Bridgewater Fire Dept., Kids Judging Class… Features the 2017 class winners… Cars after 1992 will not be judged, but would like to see them… Food provided by the Bridgewater Fire Department… Sponsor: Housatonic Valley Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America… When: June 24, 2018, gates open 9 am, awards 2:30 pm… Location: Rt.133 Bridgewater Fairgrounds, Bridgewater, CT, 06752… Cost: $10 registered car, spectators $5, children under 12 free… To Register: or call John Finlay at 203-947-0042…” Flyer – The Hemmings event listing also provided a link to the flyer for this event at the following link: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/62213520-0-0.jpg?rev=1 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2018)

JUNE 24, 2018, Sunday, Bristol - "...Car Show Benefiting The Greater Hartford Autism Speaks, hosted by Lake Compounce, 11am to 4pm, at Lake Compounce, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010..."... Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/155023931974916/): "...Vroom Vroom! Come check out some of CT’s finest hot rods! All proceeds from registered cars at event will be going toward Autism Speaks to help spread awareness about Autism. Autism Speaks will also be at the park with information for families. No better way to spend a Sunday then viewing some cool wheels and enjoying some fun thrills!..."... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2018)

JUN E 24 (WEATHER RESCHEDULE DATE) MAY 192018, Saturday, South Glastonbury – “3rd Annual Car Packages For The Troops Car Show," hosted by the Gear Head Mafia Car Club, Inc. (https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt), 9am to 3:30pm, at the Glastonbury Elks BPOE 2202, 98 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/174039276667458/ - and here’s some info excerpted from the event page (please see the event page for complete details): “…Thanks to The Elks Club and all the Cruisers who came out last year. It was a great success last year. So this year the Elks asked to do it again. This year not only for our troops overseas but for veterans in need. This year we are looking to make the show even bigger than last year’s show. We are hoping all can come and support such a great cause and have a great time… We are looking to double last year’s turnout, so come on down for a great day of fun for the whole family. We will have many great attractions such as Hot Wheels racing for the kids, food vendors, and other vendors and attractions. So stay tuned for updates on the show… The rain date is the 20th…” webmaster’s note – Very nice job by our friends the Gear Head Mafia Car Club for all their work setting up and running this event benefiting such a fantastic cause. Be sure to stay tuned to that event page (make sure to click on “Interested”) to keep up with more details, as they become available... *5/21/2018 IMPORTANT UPDATE – Our old car friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) sent us along an e-mail on 5/17/2018 that contained a forwarded message from the Gear Head Mafia Car Club, noting the following: ”…Our 3rd Annual Care Packages For The Troops Show has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 24th, 2018, due to weather. We hope to see you then! Click (on the following link) for Show Information: http://www.gearheadmafia.org/2017-care-packages-for-the-troops-show/ … Sounds good—thanks again Rick for the heads up—and also thanks to the Gear Head Mafia Car Club for all the work they do to make this show happen, and benefiting a positively fantastic cause…  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017; IMPORTANT RESCHUEDULE DATE info added to this listing as of 5/21/2018)

JUNE 24, 2018, Sunday, Brooklyn – “American Truck Historical Society 30th Annual Nutmeg Chapter Antique Truck Show, Flea Market, and Antique Toy Show & Sale”… “…All vehicles welcome, large & small, old & new… Trucks, tractors, construction equipment… Everyone registered receives a dash plaque—no formal judging… Sunday, June 24th, 2018, show hours 8:00am to 4:00pm, at Brooklyn Fairgrounds, Route 169, Brooklyn, CT… Vehicle registration $10 first vehicle, $5 each additional… Flea market vendors $20 for 20’x20’ space… Spectators $5; kids 12 and under free… Sponsors with display $50… Food and drink concessions available… For further information please contact John Raymond 860-608-5033 or 860-591-1261… Limited space for self-contained campers—no hook ups… Fairgrounds prohibit pets… http://nutmeg.aths.org/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/nutmegATHS ...” webmaster’s note – All of the above came from an ATHS flyer that was posted on the Facebook system, and was forwarded along to us by our friend Jody Wilk (https://www.facebook.com/jody.wilk.9); the original flyer posting was courtesy The Nutmeg Chapter – American Truck Historical Society (https://www.facebook.com/nutmegATHS/ - make sure to visit and “Like” them!); the original flyer can be viewed at the following link: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29469013_1836188930012843_4079542701484146688_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeGB7xIC6KylDERfFa7EqcnQXK4WQP7zlQnJ7v5N84FqvMPt_XvXltSsKw3uin1cJ87epi4t403i1zf0bsWLMWlK9S1mcyIbRSoqYiqQ_DZl9w&oh=d2823c53e5419798d55533cd9bb2c600&oe=5B6E6E9A… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/30/2018)

JUNE 24, 2018, Sunday, Uncasvlle New London – “The 2018 New England Concours d’Elegance,” 9am to 5pm, at Mohegan Sun Casino Mitchell College (editor’s note – See the 2/8/2018 UPDATES section below for info on the updated event location)… “…The second annual New England Concours featuring Pre-War Mercedes Benz, BMW from the ‘30s through the ‘60s, Packard, Hemi-muscle, and the Ford Mustang. Proceeds to benefit the New England Concours Foundation and their charities…” InfoFacebook event page = https://www.facebook.com/events/167155963861385/ - and main New England Concours Facebook page (be sure to visit and “Like”) = https://www.facebook.com/New-England-Concours-DElegance-370127092739/ - and also the main New England Concours web site = http://www.newenglandconcours.org/ … *2/8/2018 IMPORTANT UPDATES - The following was posted on 2/8/2018 by New England Concours D’Elegance (https://www.facebook.com/New-England-Concours-DElegance-370127092739/) on the Facebook system: “…New England Concours D'Elegance… The staff at the New England Concours is very excited to announce our venue for the 2018 show: Mitchell College… Located on the Thames River in New London, CT, Mitchell College offers a rich and lush lawn for automobile display with a spectacular waterfront backdrop immediately ranking among the very best concours venues in the world… Located at 437 Pequot Avenue, Mitchell College has a rich history of educational diversity and success for its graduates… The New England Concours Chairman is a proud graduate of Mitchell with ties to the college dating back to the early 1980's…”… For more infowww.newenglandconcours.org or 860-883-3998 – and also don’t forget to check out the Official Facebook event page for The 2018 New England Concours d’Elegance at: https://www.facebook.com/events/167155963861385/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018; a very important update regarding the revision to the event location was added to this event listing as of 2/8/2018)

JUNE 30, 2018, Saturday, Terryville - "...Rumblers Nomads present 'Rumble in the Country,' Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Pre '64 Car and Bike Show, at Terryville Fairgrounds, 1 mile off Route 6, Terryville, CT... Only $10... Bands, Camping Friday night, Food... More info/pre-register: rumblersnomads@yahoo.com ..." Additional info - Here is the official Facebook event page, with even more event info that you should be sure and check out:  https://www.facebook.com/events/182181059058534/ ... And here's the Facebook page of the organizers: https://www.facebook.com/Rumblers/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2018)

JULY 7, 2018, Saturday, East Hartford – The CT Street Legends car club presents their “3rd Annual Cruisin’ East Hartford Car Show”… Quoting from the CT Street Legends’ 1/20/2018 Facebook post that was entitled “2018 Show Schedule,” direct from their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/): “…’3rd Annual Crusin' East Hartford Car Show’… Saturday, July 7th, rain date July 8. 1:00pm - 4pm, Sunset Ridge School, 450 Forbes Street, (corner of Silver Lane and Forbes Ave.), Presented by the Town of East Hartford and their Dept. of Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Connecticut Street Legends….”… Additional info - These general event notes appeared to pertain to all of this year’s CT Street Legends events, and were included with their original 1/20/2018 Facebook post: “…No Cut-Off years, all cars, trucks, bikes, tuners welcome…”… Sounds great!... One more additional important note – Please also be sure to view the CT Street Legends’ official web site at: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/home.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018)

JULY 7, 2018, Sunday, Bethlehem – “19th Annual Bethlehem Firefighter’s Association Car Show”… webmaster’s note – We received a very nice 3/13/2018 e-mail from Dale Eriksen (DEriksen4@aol.com), with the subject line: “Bethlehem Firefighters Association Annual Car Show,” which we are pleased to transcribe here: “…The Bethlehem Firefighters Association (https://www.facebook.com/Bethlehem-Firefighters-Association-1472347139645593/) is proud to present the 19th Annual Car Show. The Annual Car Show will be held on July 8th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. There is a $10 registration fee for all entries, a $2 fee for spectators, and children under 12 are FREE! Dash Plaques are presented for the first 100 vehicles, with many other awards including People's Choice Awards, Door Prizes, and Trophies presented by the Firefighters Association and their sponsors. We will also be hosting a variety of food trucks! All proceeds will benefit the Bethlehem Firefighters Association who help support the Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department by funding equipment that is not obtained through budgetary means. There is a rain date of July 15th. No pets or alcohol are permitted on the Fair Grounds Property. The Bethlehem Firefighters Association is not responsible for any stolen or damaged equipment… (The following Facebook link was also provided as part of Dale’s e-mail): https://www.facebook.com/Bethlehem-Firefighters-Associations-Annual-Car-Show-1966539083583287/ … Contact:  Dale Eriksen at Deriksen4@aol.com or at 203-592-9729 for any questions regarding this email… Many Thanks, Dale Eriksen…” ... Additional info – Here is the Facebook event pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/173100180001621/ - and the direct link to the flyer, as also posted on the Facebook system, is: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29196178_2111862849050909_4445556851557569007_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=ccee9f91457c799cb0b1809b2cf9c658&oe=5B3B0BCB …    (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/3/2018)

JULY 8, 2018, Sunday, Falls Village – “The Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show,” 10am to 3pm, at 34 Railroad Street, Falls Village, CT 06031… “…A Really Big Show in a Really Small Town! 9th Year! Huge variety of vehicles, live music, vendors, food, entertainment, trophies, dash plaques. Registration $10. Spectators free! Awesome setting in a quaint little New England town. Located 5 miles from Lime Rock Racetrack. Benefits the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, visit the Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show Facebook page, or call 860-824-5861… A kid-friendly event…” Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1967360690250106/ - and also be sure to check out the main Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/The-Falls-Village-Car-Motorcycle-Show-108276915923197/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

JULY 8, 2018, Sunday, Enfield – “Enfield Fourth of July Celebration Car Show Hosted by Mopars In Motion,” 10am to 2pm, at The Enfield Town Green, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082… “…Show location: Parking lot directly behind Enfield Town Hall at 820 Enfield Street/Route 5. Line up for show starts at 8:00am; show vehicle entry opens at 9:00am… Free entry to all patrons and show goers on show field. With a minimum of $5 donation collected from each show vehicle for the event, 100% of donations collected will be given to The Fourth Of July Celebration, Inc., an all-volunteer 501c3 charitable corporation that organizes the Enfield Fourth of July Celebration and Scholarship Fund…” Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/519866495067033/ - and also be sure to check out the Mopars In Motion official Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/MoparsinMotion/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

JULY 8, 2018, Sunday, Monroe – “Bella Rosa Pizza Ristorante Large Classic Car Show Benefit St. Jude's Childrens Hospital,” 9am to 3pm, at   Bella Rosa Pizza Ristorante, 500 Monroe Tpke. (Route 111), Monroe, CT 06468, telephone 203-452-9533... No Cut-Off Year... Rain date = July 15th... $10 Registration... 50/50 drawing, music, give-aways, great food... '...Lovin' Pizza, Burnin' Rubber...' … webmaster's note - We transcribed the above info from a flyer we found posted posted online by our friends the CT Seaport Car Club, at their coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm); here's the direct link to the flyer (and if that doesn't work go to their coming events page and scroll to July 8th to find the flyer link):  https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2018/bella%20rosa%20cs.pdf ... Sounds like a great time!... Additional info - Please be sure to check out the Bella Rosa Pizza Ristorante Facebook page, and please be sure to give them a "Like" while you're at it: https://www.facebook.com/BellaRosaCT/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2018)

JULY 9, 2018, Monday, Stratford – “…Ryders Landing Cruise Nights – Car Cruise 2018, 5:30pm to sunset, at Ryders Landing Shopping Center, 88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 (Merritt Parkway Exit 53N)… Rain date = Monday, July 16, 2018… Antiques, hot rods & customs, all show vehicles welcome—no cut off year!... Free admission, great food, music, trophies… $5 discount coupon to Ryders Landing restaurant (Biagio’s or Panda House) for all registered participants who bring qualifying cars (1 coupon per car, good only night of event)… For further information call: 203-381-1327 x615, or e-mail: swerner@rydershealth.com … Check the CT Seaport Car Club web site in case of weather cancellation: www.ctseaportcarclub.com … Ryders Landing & participating car clubs are not liable for any damage, loss or personal injury that may occur on the premises…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from the official flyer that we found posted on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s coming events page: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm - and the direct flyer link is: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2018/RLCruiseNight-Jul9,2018-(rev%20'18-04-20).pdf (NOTE: if that flyer link doesn't work, just go to the coming events page ans scroll to July 9th)… These are always fun and laid-back evenings at Ryders Landing—thanks to everyone who works hard to help make them happen!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/1/2018)

JULY 10-15, 2018, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Brimfield Flea Markets, ‘Oldest Antique Flea Market in MA," in Brimfield, MA… “…The Brimfield Flea Markets run three times a year, May, July, and September…” Show dates for 2018: May 8th thru 13th… July 10th thru 15th… and September 4th thru 9th… Info: The 2018 Brimfield Brochure: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BSPAbrochure2018-2019.pdf ... Main Brimfield Flea Markets web site: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

JULY 13, 2018, Friday, Portland – “The Knights Of Columbus Freestone Council 7 Present ‘The David Bordonaro Memorial Car Show’, benefiting charities of the KofC Freestone Council 7, at St. Mary Church, 45 Freestone Avenue, Portland, CT… Classic Cars/Trucks, Muscle cars (to ’89), Modern Muscle (’90 & up), Street Rods; Special awards: Best of Show and Oldest Vehicle… Free dash plaque & show bag to registered vehicles… Raffles, free admission, food concession, music, specialty rides, show calendars… 3:30 to 6:00pm = Registration; 5:00pm = Show opens; 8:00pm = Awards… $10 pre-registration fee; $15 day of the show… Rain date = Friday, July 20… For more info call: Joe Loban 860-358-9123… Alcohol free family event; no dogs please…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed off of the front of the Official Show Flyer that was posted online by the organizers—and there was also a back page of the flyer that contains a complete pre-registration form, that you can fill out and send in, and thereby take advantage of the pre-registration discount (limited to first 100 entries; pre-registration deadline July 1st, 2018). We took the liberty of uploading both sides of the flyer to our server, and so you can view both at the following clickable links: FLYER FRONT = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/13July2018BordonaroPortlandShowFlyerFRONT.jpg ; and FLYER BACK = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/13July2018BordonaroPortlandShowFlyerBACK.jpg … Additional info - Please be sure to visit (& “Like”) the official David Bordonaro Memorial Car Show Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/carshow66/ - and please also be sure to visit (& “Like”) the official Knights of Columbus – Freestone Council 7 Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/freestonecouncil/ … Even more info – To learn more about this extraordinary man, David Bordonaro, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 55, and for whom this memorial car show is named, please be sure to read his online obituary at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/middletownpress/obituary.aspx?pid=175933946 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/7/2018)

JULY 14, 2018, Saturday, Lebanon – “…Lyman Memorial High School Athletic Department Proudly Presents its ‘2nd Annual Car & Truck Show’… Saturday, July 14, 2018, Rain or Shine, at Lyman Memorial High School, 917 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT… 10:00am to 3:00pm; gates open 9:00am for show vehicles… Vendor space available ($20)… Food, music, 50/50 raffle, dash plaques, trophies… This show benefits the LMHS Girls Soccer Team… Vendors welcome—spaces available $20—call/email info below… Show information: Antique, classic, muscle, stock, modified… All years, makes, and models welcomed… Hoot & trunk open for display… $10 for show vehicles, $2 for spectator parking… Dash plaques for the first 75 vehicles to register… 20 trophies awarded; participants choice, 1 best of show trophy… Awards presentation at 2:30pm (must be present for award)… Show cars must be registered by noon to be eligible for awards; judging is from 11:00am to 1:00pm… Bring a picnic lunch or buy food at the show; restrooms available… Directions: Set the GPS for 917 Exeter Road (Route 207), Lebanon, CT 06249… For more information contact Mark Morello 860-633-6981 or e-mail at: mmorello@sbcglobal.net …” webmaster’s note – Thanks to Mr. Mark Morello (mmorello@sbcglobal.net) for getting us a copy of the show flyer via e-mail, and from which all of the above info was directly transcribed; we also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/14July2018LymanMemHighSchoolLebanonBenefitCarShow.JPG... Sounds fantastic! Thanks Mark and everyone involved for sending us the info—we are more than happy to help spread the word!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2018)

JULY 14, 2018, Saturday, Ledyard – “Ledyard Rotary Club 4th Annual Classic Car Cruise at Ledyard Fairgrounds,” route 117, Col. Ledyard Hwy., Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10:00am to 2:00pm… Rain date = July 21 (Saturday)… Free spectators parking, concessions, great food and beverages, vendors, exhibits, fun for all ages, live music DJ, fabulous tea cup raffle prizes, free admission, 50/50 raffle drawing, trophies, no cut off dates, covered pavilion with seating… We welcome: all classic cars, foreign and American, muscle cars, post WWI vehicles, trucks, military, special interest vehicles… Funds raised benefit Ledyard Students… For more information: http://www.ledyardrotary.org/ or call 860-460-2287… To register: visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ledyard-rotary-car-cruise-2018-tickets-44353325992?ref=estw …” webmaster’s note – All of the above information was transcribed from an event flyer that was posted on the Facebook system by the Ledyard Rotary Club (https://www.facebook.com/Ledyard-Rotary-Club-337618890879/), and here’s the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29497673_10155214293520880_8099292122403831808_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a651052b8bde9e529f6803dd31272a66&oe=5B367CB0 – and there is also a Facebook event page that you can also reference at: https://www.facebook.com/events/579591419083687/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/3/2018)

JULY 14-15, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, Colchester – Quinnebaug Valley Engineers Association, Inc. presents: “Zagray Farm Museum Summer Show," 544 Amston Road (CT Route 85), Colchester & Hebron, CT. Info: http://www.zagrayfarmmuseum.org/Meetings_Shows/Summer_Show/Summer_Show.html ... Additional info - http://www.qvea.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2018)

JULY 21, 2018, Saturday, Oxford – “Oxford Center Fire Company Car Show"… Quoting from the Hemmings listing we found online for this event (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=52095): "...Oxford Center Fire Company 1 Car Show, July 21, 2018, 3 - 8 pm… Oxford Center Fire Company 1 will be holding its 8th annual car show fundraiser on Saturday, July 21, 2018. There will be plenty of door prizes, 50/50 raffle and over 30 trophies will be awarded with special awards going to the top cars. DJ Tim will be spinning all the music – don’t forget to have your request list ready… AJ, from the Chaz & AJ in the Morning radio show on WPLR Connecticut’s 1 Rock Station, will be our special guest…. We look forward to having everyone back this year at the main fire station at 484 Oxford Route 67 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 3-8 PM - rain date Sunday, July 22. More information will be forthcoming in Cruise News and www.oxfordcenterfire.com, so stay tuned… Show Car Pre-registration is $8.00 before July 10 -- $10.00 on the day of the show. Registration forms are available on our website www.oxfordcenterfire.com. For vendor registration please go to our website and fill out the registration form and mail it back to us… Spectators are FREE.   Come enjoy the cars and music… We would also like to especially thank our Corporate Sponsors for their support: Webster Bank, Oxford branch, Atlantic at Oxford Airport, Quality Auto Body, Daniel Jacobs / Hairy Dog Garage, Oxford Lumber, Hagerty… If you are interested in vendor space, please contact Neil at 203-881-1903 or: http://www.oxfordcenterfire.com/ … Location: Oxford Center Fire House, 484 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT, 06478… Cost: $10 / car spectators Free… To register: http://www.oxfordcenterfire.com/ or call Neil Silberkleit at 203-888-1903…”... FLYER: The Hemmings listing had a flyer for this event that you can also view, at: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/62192330-0-0.jpg?rev=1 ... Additional info - Please also be sure to visit the Oxford Center Fire Company's official Facebook page and give them a "Like" while you're there: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordCenterFireCompany/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2018)

JULY 21, 2018, Saturday, Eastford – “CVA Presents the 5th Annual Frog Rock Gathering"… Quoting from the big list of 2018 Connecticut Volkswagen Association Events that we received from CVA president Bill Arute via email on 1/18/2018: “…Saturday July 21, 2018 -The CVA’s  5th Annual FROG ROCK Gathering from Noon till 3pm, Address: 212 Pomfret Rd (Rt. 44) Eastford Ct. 06242. A social event for all VW’s. Burgers, Hot Dogs, Seafood and Ice Cream available at the food stand. Next we head down the road to the Tri State Cruiser’s Saturday night cruise from 3 till dark at the junction of Rt.169 and Rt. 101, Pomfret Center. For more info please call: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Brent St Louis brent@ctvwa.org …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018)

JULY 22, 2018, Sunday, Guilford – “… 40th Annual Time Machines Antique Car Show & Swap Meet… Quoting from the event listing we ran across on page 126 of the June 2018 issue of Hemmings Motor News (yes, we still get the old-fashioned big, thick Hemmings snail mailed to us monthly—we are kinda “old school”!): CONNECTICUT: Guilford, July 22, 40th Time Machines Antique Car Show/Swap Meet, Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, 8am to 3pm, rain or shine… Show cars up to 1991; 25 classes, 3 trophies/class… Special event area to honor all veterans… Car corral… Admission $4; senior $3; under 12 free… Phil 860-384-4730… http://www.tbirdsofconn.org/timemach.html ...” HMN Listing As-Printed – Here’s a highlighted photo of the event listing that we saw in Hemmings Motor News: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/22July2018TimeMachinesGuilfordFromJune18HMNp126.JPG …  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/3/2018)

JULY 28, 2018, Saturday, Madison – “The Ted Aub Memorial Car Show”… Quoting from our long-time old car friend Bill Raccio’s (wraccio@outlook.com) note dated 4/6/2018: “…It is OFFICIAL... ‘Ted Aub Memorial Car Show,’ July 28th, 10am to 3pm, Madison Green, food, Music, 50/50 Raffle, Trophies… Proceeds to local and military charities… I'll get you fliers when printed… Thanks Bill…” webmaster’s note - Positively awesome, Bill, and thank you for the heads-up! I am very pleased to be able to help spread the word. Awesome job with everything—including the proceeds, to benefit local and military charities (Ted would be proud, I’m sure!)… And when I wrote back to him to request specific permission to add this event to the SAAC Calendar, Bill replied promptly: “…Steve you can release info now on Ted’s show, it is official!!...”… Awright! Thanks again Bill! What a nice tribute to a great man who worked so hard and did some much for so many people, and so many worthy causes. And thanks again Bill Raccio for all YOU do as well, and thanks for keeping us on the mailing list for this info!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2018)

JULY 28, 2018, Saturday, Old Lyme – “…’Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Club Annual Antique Car Show,’ at the Old Lyme Midsummer Festival, Bee and Thistle, Inn, July 28th, 2018, 9am-2pm… Pre-register at: www.LymeOldLymeLions.org … Contact: 860-434-9044…” webmaster’s note - Thanks to our old car friend Rick Stevenson for passing along this banner, via an e-mail that he sent to us on 5/16/2018. I have been to a couple of the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Club's Memorial Day Car Shows in the past, and I think last year was the first time they had moved it to the Bee & Thistle Inn, as part of the Mid-Summer Fest in July, which I have yet to make it to--sounds very cool! Thanks again Rick and of course the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions--a great humanitarian organization!... Banner link (this is the banner that Rick sent us, that I, in turn posted on the SAAC Facebook page): https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32702629_1712198242203684_7988336444085108736_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeEecw3JJlWmXuNc0_KYhVPcu8LyEYPJzHalR4EZrvXcm4g5y0celFLaRnrMizh51cm3MWeZqTPdklGCIy2anoYemYNnqDNenwH2Nrc_DfZwCw&oh=302424738c8b6a7aa680a490a2245e08&oe=5B50646E… More Details – Here is info direct from the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions’ web site’s Official Car Show page (http://lymeoldlymelions.org/memorial-day-car-show/): “…Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Classic Car Show… The 2018 Car show will be held on Saturday, July 28th, as part of the Lyme Midsummer Festival, at The Bee & Thistle Inn, right next door to the Festival. Please arrive by 9am from I-95 Exit 71 to avoid Festival traffic… The show will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from 9-2, on the grounds of the Bee & Thistle Inn, Lyme St., Old Lyme. 14 classes shown, People’s Choice. Admission is $5.00 for spectators and $10.00 for show car registration (includes admission for driver and one passenger). The Lions will serve their usual fare, including bacon cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and fries.  All proceeds go to Lions charities. To pre-register your car for the event, go to the online registration page on this web site or click here: http://lymeoldlymelions.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Car-Show-Registration-2018-14-classes.pdf ... Your $10.00 registration fee is not due ‘til the day of the show… Find us next to the Lymes Midsummer Festival, where you will find art exhibitions, music and dance, family fun, and wonderful artisan cheeses and breads… Directions: From north or south, take I-95, exit 71, right onto Four Mile River Road, left onto Route 1 South, which becomes Lyme Street.  You will find the Bee & Thistle Inn on your right… Rain Date: Sunday, July 29, 2018...” Even more info – Please be sure to check out the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions on Facebook (and while you’re there, give them a “like”): https://www.facebook.com/Lyme-Old-Lyme-Lions-Club-127674953981515/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/17/2018)

JULY 28, 2018, Saturday, Bridgeport – “Road Devils Connecticut and Go Kat Go! Present: 2nd Annual Down To The Sound Car Show”… 10am to 5pm, at Norden Club, 4 Seabright Avenue. Bridgeport, CT 06605. “…Open to all interesting show cars, stockers, beaters, customs, hot rods—anything cool… Live bands TBA, full bar, sandy beach, go-go dancers, shuffle board, great food, and general foolishness!... Only $5 general admission per person; kids under 12 free; all ages welcome… Cruise on Down To The Sound!…” Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/153247445377510/ …  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/22/2018)

JULY 28, 2018, Saturday, New Fairfield – “NFVFD Presents The 3rd Annual Peter Weinberger Memorial Car Show”…9am to 2pm, at 302 Ball Pond Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812… “…3rd Annual Peter Weinberger Car Show. Open to all age vehicles! Help us make this event the biggest yet! All proceeds to benefit the NFVFD and associated scholarship funds…” Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/337852973290882/ …  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/22/2018)

AUGUST 4, 2018, Saturday, Milford – “…’Emil G. Hayducky Classic Car Show,’ at V.F.W. (Post 7788), 422 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, CT 06460… Time:  12:00 PM-03:15 PM… Plan for sun, rain date to be announced… Free Admission No entry fees, all makes, models, no cut-off year… Goodie bags, great food including ice cream; music, prizes… Raffles, plaques and trophies… Proceeds to benefit V.F.W. - Support Our Veterans… Thank you to all who come, participate and make this day such joy in honoring the life of a great man - God Bless… Contact Information: Joanne (daughter) 203-876-8991…” webmaster’s note - The above info is directly as published on the coming events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club, ref: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm …  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/22/2018)

AUGUST 4, 2018, Saturday, Fairfield – “…The Connecticut Seaport Car Club Presents: ‘The 4th Annual Fairfield University Antique and Classic Car Show - Benefit Car Show’… Show date is now confirmed--at the Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts Parking Lot, 1073 N. Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT… Rain Date is Sunday, August 5… 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM… Veterans flag ceremony and color guard at noon by the Port 5 Naval Veterans… Many nice trophies, including the Fairfield First Selectman's Award… Music by Car Tunes Classics, Rich & Ed… Several vendors… Great food provided by the Port 5 Naval Veterans… Goodie bags - prizes - trivia - dash plaques to first 200 vehicles… Trailer off load parking… No cut off year - All Show Vehicles Welcome…” FLYER - https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2018/FairfieldU2018FlyerWEB.pdf ... TROPHY SPONSOR FORM - https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2018/2018TrophySposor.pdf … webmaster’s note - The above info is directly as published on the coming events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club, ref: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm …  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/22/2018)

AUGUST 4, 2018, Saturday, East Haven – “Trolleys and Taxis—Transit Vehicles Of The Past—At The Shore Line Trolley Museum of East Haven, CT”… Quoting from the flyer copy that we received via snail mail to the SAAC mailing address, along with a cover letter, all postmarked 4/3/2018, from Barbara and Larry Kiss: “…Trolleys and Taxis, Come and see and ride these transit vehicles of the past at The Shore Line Trolley Museum of East Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:00 to 4:30, rain or shine… This will be an exhibition of Checker automobiles and other vintage taxicabs… Free day passes to those arriving in Checkers or other vintage taxis… Noted Automotive Historian and Author Patrick Foster will be on hand… A donation to the Museum is suggested… Contact info: Barbara and Larry Kiss, 631-874-4928, the3kisses@optonline.net … The Shore Line Trolley Museum, operated by the Branford Electric Railway Association, is located at 17 River Street, East Haven, CT 06512, 203-467-6927; to find out more visit E-mail: Info@ShoreLineTrolley.org and/or Web site: www.ShoreLineTrolley.org …” And then there was a nice cover note also enclosed, dated April 3, 2018, from Barbara and Larry Kiss, which read as follows: “…Dear Fellow Auto Enthusiasts, We are excited to announce a gathering of Checker automobiles, vintage Taxis, and historic Trolleys, Rapid Transit Cars, and Transit Busses, to be held at the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 10 to 4:30-. A display fee of $20 per car includes day passes for the driver and passengers. The museum will be operating its historic equipment all day long. The viewing of the cars will be free for the public. The usual admission fee will apply to spectators wishing to ride the equipment and visit the museum’s collection… In addition there will be a special guest appearance by noted automotive historian Pat Foster who will also have several of his books available for sale and autographing… Since this is a brand-new event, we are hoping for a large turnout of fellow auto enthusiasts and hope that your organization will publicize it in an of your club’s forums. Enclosed is a flyer you may duplicate… If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us… Sincerely, Barbara and Larry Kiss…” webmaster’s note – Sounds cool! We thank Barbara and Larry for contacting us, and are happy to add this very unique sounding event to our calendar! We also took the liberty of scanning and uploaded both the Flyer and the Cover Letter to our server, so that you can now view them directly at the following clickable links: FLYER = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/4Aug2018TrolleysAndTaxisEHavenTrolleyMus-Flyer.jpg … COVER LETTER =  http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/4Aug2018TrolleysAndTaxisEHavenTrolleyMus-CvrLttr.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/12/2018)

AUGUST 5, 2018, Sunday, East Hampton – “Belltown Antique Car Club’s 52nd Annual Motorcar Meet,” at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds… “Always the first Sunday in August…”… Info: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

AUGUST 5, 2018, Sunday, East Hartford – “Cabela Classic Car Show to benefit The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp," hosted by the Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter car club (https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/), 10am to 2pm, at Cabela’s, 475 E. Hartford Blvd. N, East Hartford, CT 06118… Rain date = August 12th… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/523453678020104/ - and please also be sure to check out the main web site of our friends the Over The Hill Gang Easter Chapter—a VERY active, very involved group of great car folks: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ .... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/5/2018)

AUGUST 18, 2018, Saturday, Middlefield – “CVA & CT CORSA Presents the ‘Air-Cooled At The Orchard’"… Quoting from the big list of 2018 Connecticut Volkswagen Association Events that we received from CVA president Bill Arute via email on 1/18/2018: “…Saturday August 18, 2018 – CVA & CT CORSA’s “Air-Cooled at the Orchard” Address: Lymans Orchard 32 Reeds Gap Rd. Middlefield, Ct. 06455 from 9 to 3. (Rain date Sunday August 19th) This show is open to all air-cooled Volkswagens and Corvairs. $10 for show cars, general admission FREE! No vending. For more info contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Foxchris@ctvwa.org …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018)

AUGUST 25, 2018, Saturday, Hebron – Hebron Parks & Recreation presents: “Hebron Day Celebration Car Show at Burnt Hill Park”… 148 East Street, Hebron, CT 06248… August 25th… $5 entry fee… 8:30am entrance; 10:30am to 3:00pm… All proceeds will benefit Hebron Sports Scholarship… Awards given… Please call 860-530-1281 to register… webmaster’s note – The above info was transcribed from a car show flyer that was posted on Facebook—here is the hyperlink to the dedicated car show flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27073404_10210622897956392_7661075714267767604_n.jpg?oh=861cec02cb2255b9332c9df65e08aabd&oe=5AE082B4 … And here is the hyperlink to the overall “Hebron Day Celebration” flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27331973_10210622903996543_2862133575971433299_n.jpg?oh=80beb6301782ad80a4cd22feef681ab6&oe=5B1E14AC … Sounds cool, and Hebron is a very beautiful part of our state!... Additional info – We looked up the Hebron Parks & Recreation Department web site, and found it online at: http://hebronct.com/town-departments/park-recreation/ ; - and they are also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/hebronparksandrec/ …. (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/31/2018)

AUGUST 26, 2018, Sunday, Prospect – “33rd Annual Sock Hop & Car Show On The Prospect Town Green”… Quoting from the listing published online by our friends the CT Seaport Car Club, at their coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm): “…August 26, 2018, 12:00 Noon to 5:00pm: 33rd Annual Sock Hop & Car Show On the Prospect Town Green… Dash plaques to the first 500… Trophies presented at 4:00pm… ‘50s & ‘60s music by DJ, plus live bands… Stop by and meet AJ from Chaz and AJ  99.1 WPLR…” FLYER – Please be sure to review the Official Flyer for more details and info about the event--here is the flyer link that was also provided on the CT Seaport Car Club’s event page, as part of this listing: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2018/sockhop%20date.pdf … Sounds awesome! We’ve attended this event in years past, and it’s always a huge party!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/19/2018)

SEPTEMBER 2, 2018, Sunday, Hebron – Gear Head Mafia Car Club Cruise Nights Ted’s IGA – ‘Ted’s and the Gearheads’… 5pm until dusk, at Ted’s IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248… Check us out on the web at: www.gearheadmafia.org – check us out on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ - e-mail us: gearheadmafiact@aol.com …” webmaster’s note– This info came from a flyer that was posted online (on Facebook) by our friends the Gear Head Mafia Car Club—here is the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28167846_1566486913388136_1435352892635899283_n.jpg?oh=759bd214fdbef87dedf188da225cfe3e&oe=5B31A440 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2018)

SEPTEMBER 4-9, 2018, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Brimfield Flea Markets, ‘Oldest Antique Flea Market in MA," in Brimfield, MA… “…The Brimfield Flea Markets run three times a year, May, July, and September…” Show dates for 2018: May 8th thru 13th… July 10th thru 15th… and September 4th thru 9th… Info: The 2018 Brimfield Brochure: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BSPAbrochure2018-2019.pdf ... Main Brimfield Flea Markets web site: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018, Sunday, Newtown – The Fourth Annual “Reach Kids Newtown Car Show," at the Fairfield Hills Complex, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470 (Primose Street is off of Wasserman Way and Mile Hill Road; those two roads link Routes 34 and 25)… Quoting from our old car friend Seth Carley’s (sethdoug@aol.com) original e-mail of 1/11/2018, with subject line: “REACH KIDS NEWTOWN CAR SHOW”: “…Hey you guys, I love you newsletter and have been getting it for some time now… My name is Seth Carley, and I am the chairman of the Reach Kids Newtown Car Show… A little about our track record so far: Reach Kids Newtown is a non-profit program where there is a friend for every kid and kids in crisis. It’s a program where each kid is set up with a student mentor from Newtown High School, and works after school with his/her mentor, doing homework, and understanding the struggles they may have, throughout the school year. Then, every summer, REACH has a free summer camp for kids in crisis, which brings me to why we are here to help… We have had three very successful car shows in Newtown at the great FAIRFIELD HILLS COMPLEX IN Newtown. This is the coolest place for a car show!... Our first show was in 2015, and a respectful 125 really great cars came... Our second show, September 11, 2016, we doubled our car count, 247 cars with a wonderful September 11th program honoring the people lost on that tragic day… Each year we are honored to have at noon a service with the With the Port 5 Naval Veterans. This past September 10th, 2017, we were amazed when we registered close to 300 cars at our show. How thankful we are when every year we continue to increase our number of cars... I have attached just a few pictures in hope we might find our way into you newsletter… Thank you so very much, Seth Carley, Reach Kids Newtown Car Show Chairman…”… And then, from Seth’s follow-up e-mail note, also of 1/11/2018, in response to my note back to him, thanking him for the info, and asking about the DATE for the 2018 version: “…Hey Steve, Thanks so much for your great response to my email. I’m so glad I gave you some insight into the Reach program. I hope someday I get to meet you and show you how this program has already changed so many kids’ lives, it’s amazing. We have a date—Save The Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2018. Sure hope you guys can come and see a great show. I will try to keep you up-to-date. Thanks soooo much, Steve! –Seth Carley…” Thanks so much, Seth, and AWESOME job that you and all of your team do for such a wonderful humanitarian project!... Additional info - For an incredible collection of awesome PICTURES from the 2017 “Reach” car show, Seth let us know about fellow old car enthusiast Pete Kodz, who published this amazing collection of “Reach” 2017 images, at the Classic Nights Car Club web site: http://www.classicnights.com/2017reachshw.html ... Even more info – And for an overall view of what the entire “Reach Kids Newtown” project is all about, who is involved, what other sorts of projects and activities they are involved with, check out their dedicated official web site: http://www.reachnewtown.org/ …  Directions to the Fairfield Hills Complex - http://fairfieldhills.org/directions.html ... Final thoughts – We will do our best to bring you additional details about the 2018 “Reach” car show as they become available… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018, Sunday, Deep River – The Deep River Fire Department presents: “The 5th Annual Antique Automobile Extravaganza”… Sunday, September 9,  9am – 2pm, Devitt Field, 15 Southworth St, Deep River, Connecticut 06417… “…If it has wheels, it is WELCOME!"… This year is our 5th Annual Antique Automobile Extravaganza (#DRFDAAE)! Have a day of fun surrounded by Antique vehicles, fire trucks, motorcycles, mega-trucks, tractors, and friends and family. Its an EXTRAVAGANZA! This year we've turned our flea market into a swap meet, we look forward to growing and being better than ever… $10 vehicle entry - $5 walk-in - Children 12 and under Free… All proceeds go to the Deep River Fire Department…”… webmaster’s note – All of the above info came directly from the official Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/230139070862239/ … Also please be sure to visit (and “Like”) the Facebook home page for  this event at: https://www.facebook.com/DRFDAAE/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2018)

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018, Sunday, East Haven – “The 24th Annual Vietnam Veterans Chapter 484 East Haven Fall Festival Car Show…” webmaster’s note – We saw this event listing on the Special Interest events page for Connecticut (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm), and thought it worth adding here—the following is a word-for-word transcription of the event listing, as it appears there: “…September 9, 2018, Town Green, East Haven, Connecticut… The 24th Annual Vietnam Veterans Chapter 484 East Haven Fall Festival Car Show, Sunday, September 9, 2018, 9am - 3pm, $10.00 entry fee… Music/Raffle/Food Booths/Kiddy Rides… Lots of Trophies… Directions from I-95 North use Exit 51 at second light turn right, at next light your there... Directions from I-95 South use Exit 52, take left off ramp, at fourth light turn left, follow two blocks to Town Green... Contact Dom 203-494-3702…” And there you have it! I’ve attended this event in past years as a spectator, and always have a great time, and the East Haven Town Green is a beautiful spot for car show, that is part of the larger, always-awesome East Haven Fall Festival...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2018)

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018, Sunday, Westbrook – “CVA Presents the 14th Annual Volks-Meet"… Quoting from the big list of 2018 Connecticut Volkswagen Association Events that we received from CVA president Bill Arute via email on 1/18/2018: “…Sunday September 9, 2018 – The CVA’s 14th Annual Volks-Meet, Address: Westbrook Elks Club 142 Seaside Ave Westbrook Ct. 06498. Show is open to all VW and German cars. Dash plaques and goody bags to the first 100 cars, event held rain or shine. Directions, I-95 North / South take Exit 65, turn South onto Rt.153, turn South onto Rt.1, and turn left onto Seaside Ave. Time: 9am – 2pm, $10 for show cars, $20 swap space, general admission FREE!  Check out our website for Hotel and Off Site Camping Accommodations or contact  Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvw.org  or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more information…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018)

SEPTEMBER 16, 2018, Sunday, New Canaan (@ Pine & Elm Streets) – “...Caffeine & Carburetors, 8am-11am… ‘…Roadtrip Drivers: Original vintage cars that you love to drive and drive and drive?... We'll save space for those cars that have Rally history or just get lots of use. This is not a show for trailer queens!...’…”… For more info – The official Facebook event page is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/222879018283596/ - and please also be sure to visit and “Like” the Caffeine & Carburetors Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/23/2018)

SEPTEMBER 16, 2018, Sunday, Bethlehem – “The 48th Annual Roaring 20’s Antique and Car Show,” 6am-5pm, at the Bethlehem Fair, 384 Main St. N., Bethlehem, CT 06751… webmaster’s note - The following info comes directly from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/519556631772353/ : “…Hold the Date – September 16, 2018! The 48th Annual Roaring 20’s Antique and Car Show will be held on Sunday, September 16th, 2018:… Judging is BACK! Check back later for details on our 2018 judging classes… We will again be at the beautiful Bethlehem Fairgrounds… We are realigning the field… Swap meet and food vendors… More to come in the coming weeks and months… No rain date… Be sure to visit our website at www.roaring20s.club …” Additional info – Please also be sure to check out the R20s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Roaring-20s-Antique-and-Classic-Car-Club-125842214105503/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2018)

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018, Saturday, New Britain – “The Klingberg Motorcar Series for 2018 – Concorso of Super Cars”… Info: https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018, Saturday, New Britain – “…The New Britain Downtown District presents its 12th Annual Car Show… All makes, models and years of classics, street rods , muscle cars and imports are welcome… Located in New Britain's Central Park, enter from Columbus to Bank St.  Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm… A   DJ, door prizes and trophies. Local food vendors available… A $10 donation and 50/50 Raffle benefits the New Britain Police Explorers… Vendors contact Gerry at 860-229-0878; Exhibitors contact Matt at 860-371-0868…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Matt Wilk (mattsue56@ymail.com) for sending along this event notice, via his e-mail dated 3/4/2018!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/4/2018)

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018, Sunday, Rocky Hill – The CT Street Legends car club presents their “13th Annual Rocky Hill Food Pantry Car Show”… Quoting from the CT Street Legends’ 1/20/2018 Facebook post that was entitled “2018 Show Schedule,” direct from their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/): “…’13th Annual Rocky Hill Food Pantry Car Show’… Sunday, September 23rd (rain date Sept. 30) 11:00 am - 3:00pm, at Michel Angelo's Plaza, 825 Cromwell Ave. (Rt. 3), Rocky Hill…”… Additional info - These general event notes appeared to pertain to all of this year’s CT Street Legends events, and were included with their original 1/20/2018 Facebook post: “…No Cut-Off years, all cars, trucks, bikes, tuners welcome…”… Sounds great—and what a great humanitarian cause to benefit a food pantry that helps out those less fortunate!... One more additional important note – Please also be sure to view the CT Street Legends’ official web site at: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/home.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018)

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018, Sunday, East Haven – 8th Annual Our Lady of Pompeii Church Car Show, Benefits Knights of Columbus Charities… “…9:00am to 2:00pm… Antique & Classic & Trucks & Modern Muscle, Tuners … Awards at 1:00pm… Dash Plaques to first 100 cars… 50/50 Raffle… Breakfast & Lunch available… Registration $12.00… Vendors welcome please inquire… Our Lady of Pompeii Church 355 Foxon Road (Rte. 80), East Haven, CT 06513…” webmaster’s note – We found this listing on the Special Interest web site: http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm ... Additional info – We found their Facebook page, and even though no mention of this year’s car show, we did see a couple of car show pictures posted there: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Lady-of-Pompeii-Church/1935325686713472 – I think we’ll try contacting them to see if they have any flyer available yet. This is a great local show in which we’ve enjoyed participating in the past—great people involved, and benefits a wonderful good cause!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/4/2018)

OCTOBER 6, 2018, Saturday, South Glastonbury – “Hot Rod Fall Out XIII," hosted by Hot Rod & Kustom Fall Out (https://www.facebook.com/Hot-Rod-Kustom-Fall-Out-117628868288365/), Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10am to 4pm, at the Glastonbury Elks B.P.O.E 2202, South Glastonbury, CT 06073… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/609234152534167/ - and here’s some info excerpted from the event page (please see the event page for complete details): “…Join us for the 13th Annual Hot Rod Fall Out. Honoring ‘New England’s Racing History.’ Special parking for pre-1963 race vehicles. Tons of pre-1963 hot rods, customs, and antique vehicles, live music, DJ, vendors, food and much more… $10 per person / kids under 12 free… Plenty of spectator parking… Vendor spots available… More info at www.hotrodfallout.com … *Pre-1963 hot rods, customs, and stock show cars only. Entrance is strictly enforced*…”.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/13/2017)

OCTOBER 6, 2018, Saturday, Willington – The CT Street Legends car club presents their “16th Annual Willington Car Show”… Quoting from the CT Street Legends’ 1/20/2018 Facebook post that was entitled “2018 Show Schedule,” direct from their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/): “…’3rd Annual Crusin' East Hartford Car Show’… Saturday, July 7th, rain date July 8. 1:00pm - 4pm, Sunset Ridge School, 450 Forbes Street, (corner of Silver Lane and Forbes Ave.), Presented by the Town of East Hartford and their Dept. of Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Connecticut Street Legends….”… Additional info - These general event notes appeared to pertain to all of this year’s CT Street Legends events, and were included with their original 1/20/2018 Facebook post: “…No Cut-Off years, all cars, trucks, bikes, tuners welcome…”… Sounds great, and love the wonderful benefit cause of the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation!... One more additional important note – Please also be sure to view the CT Street Legends’ official web site at: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/home.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018)

OCTOBER 7, 2018, Sunday, Wethersfield – “Wethersfield Police Cadet Car Show,” hosted by Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter Car Club, 10am to 2pm, at Cove Park, 60 State Street, Wethersfield, CT… Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1958666361017715/ - and also be sure to check out the Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter Car Club official Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/ - and their main web site too: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ .... *1/24/2018 UPDATES - Quoting from the big list of 2018 Over The Hill Gang, Eastern Chapter Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/) Events that was posted on Facebook on January 19th, 2018: “…October 7th, 10am to 2pm, Wethersfield Police Cadet Car Show, Cove Park, 60 State Street, Wethersfield, CT… Rain date = October 21st…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017; additional details and info about the event were added to this listing as of 1/24/2018)

OCTOBER 14, 2018, Sunday, Location/Route “To Be Determined” – “CVA Presents the 20th Annual Fall Foliage Cruise"… Quoting from the big list of 2018 Connecticut Volkswagen Association Events that we received from CVA president Bill Arute via email on 1/18/2018: “…Sunday October 14, 2018 - The CVA’s 20th Annual Fall Foliage Cruise, from 9am to ??? Cruise location to be determined. This event is held rain or shine. There will be a dinner after the cruise for those who are interested. Come and enjoy the colors of fall with us. For additional info please contact: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Jeff McBride jeff@ctvwa.org…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018)

OCTOBER 20, 2018, Saturday, Farmington – The CT Street Legends car club presents their NEW “Farmington & Avon Fire Department Car Show”… Quoting from the CT Street Legends’ 1/20/2018 Facebook post that was entitled “2018 Show Schedule,” direct from their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/): “…NEW: ‘Farmington & Avon Fire Department Car Show’… Saturday, October 20th (rain date Oct. 21) 11:00 - 3:00pm, at 1690 New Britain Ave., Farmington. Presented by the Farmington & Avon Fire Departments in coordination with the Connecticut Street Legends. Show car and Spectator donations appreciated! Proceeds will be used to help fund the Live Fire Training Facility for the fire fighters who serve and protect the towns of Farmington and Avon….”… Additional info - These general event notes appeared to pertain to all of this year’s CT Street Legends events, and were included with their original 1/20/2018 Facebook post: “…No Cut-Off years, all cars, trucks, bikes, tuners welcome…”… Sounds great, and love the outstanding benefit cause, with proceeds going toward the Live Fire Training Facility to improve the skills of Farmington and Avon firefighters!... One more additional important note – Please also be sure to view the CT Street Legends’ official web site at: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/home.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018)

OCTOBER 21, 2018, Sunday, New Canaan (@ Waveny Park) – “...Caffeine & Carburetors, 8am-11am… ‘…The Great Gatsby era of fine automobiles. Bring out your Cadillac’s, Packard’s, Duesenberg’s, Cord’s, V12’s, V16’s!... The ‘30s & ‘40s… Flappers welcome!... Wear your big hats and spats and bring us your finest!...’…”… For more info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Caffeine & Carburetors Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/23/2018)

OCTOBER 21, 2018, Sunday, Hebron – Gear Head Mafia Car Club Cruise Nights Ted’s IGA – ‘Ted’s IGA Halloween Bash’… 4pm until dusk, at Ted’s IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248… Check us out on the web at: www.gearheadmafia.org – check us out on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ - e-mail us: gearheadmafiact@aol.com …” webmaster’s note– This info came from a flyer that was posted online (on Facebook) by our friends the Gear Head Mafia Car Club—here is the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28167846_1566486913388136_1435352892635899283_n.jpg?oh=759bd214fdbef87dedf188da225cfe3e&oe=5B31A440 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2018)

OCTOBER 27, 2018, Saturday, New Britain – “The Klingberg Motorcar Series for 2018 – Vintage Trucks”… Info: https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

DECEMBER 2, 2018, Sunday, Westbrook – “CVA Presents the ‘Last Hurrah’ Gathering At The Beach & Westbrook Parade Opportunity"… Quoting from the big list of 2018 Connecticut Volkswagen Association Events that we received from CVA president Bill Arute via email on 1/18/2018: “…Sunday December 2, 2018 – The CVA’s ‘Last Hurrah’ Address: 401 Seaside Ave., Westbrook, CT 06498. Are you crazy enough to go to a VW event in December? Weather permitting we will be gathering again at the Westbrook Town Beach from noon to 3. Afterwards we are invited to participate in the Westbrook ‘Tree Lighting Parade’, decorating is encouraged! Contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 or bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more info…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2018)

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CRUISE NIGHTS (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *1/5/2018 UPDATE - back to FUCHSIA for the new 2018 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2018 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!... Please do be very careful to note that some of last year's 2017 listings are still here--we have NO INFORMATION about whether or not the 2017 listings are still valid or not, but we are leaving them in place for now, in case they might be useful for reference/who to contact to request 2018 info from, etc... Finally, when you see a listing prefaced with (old listing), that means it's from 2016 or earlier--in other words, really old, and probably unreliable info...

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (“May to October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) - “…'Big Frank’s Car Cruise-In at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante,' 12 to 4pm, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante (“Voted #1 Pizza in Monroe”), 500 Monroe Tpke. (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT, May to October… Music, 50/50, giveaways… ‘…Lovin’ Pizza and Burnin’ Rubber…’…” webmaster’s note – This info came from the 2018 Bella Rosa Monroe Tuesday and Sunday car cruises flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30741619_1891561867534100_4277695158033580032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a0343674de791ae3829d4afeb3c8b1aa&oe=5B56EAC4 – The flyer was posted by Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) on 4/18/2017 to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/ - thanks again Melissa for the heads up!... Additional info - And don’t forget “Little Will’s Car Cruise-In” that happens on Tuesdays, 5 to 9pm, also “May to October,” as indicated on the same flyer… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2018)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (last of the month, April through October), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee,” 8:30am – onward, at the 58 River Street Parking Lot… Last Sunday of the month, April through October… Opening date = Sunday, , April 23rd, April 30th, 2017… Info: https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/ ... *3/16/2017 UPDATES – We were looking at the Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee FB page’s “Events” listings page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/carscoffeemilford/events/), and ran across a list of all of the 2017 dates—they are as follow: Sunday, April 23rd, Sunday, April 30th… Sunday, May 28thSunday, June 25th… Sunday, July 30th… Sunday, August 27th… Sunday, September 24thSunday, October 29th…  *3/27/2017 UPDATES - We just noticed, while browsing the main Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee FB site (https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/) that the starting date appears to have been revised from April 30th, to April 23rd (reference: https://www.facebook.com/events/215883822176748/), so we've hereby updated this listing as well! ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/21/2017; this listing was updated with a list of all of the event dates for 2017, as of 3/16/2017; revised start date for this event has been updated for this listing as of 3/27/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (Every Sunday, starts 4/23/2017), Stratford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Cruise Night Sponsored by VFW Post 9460”… Every Sunday, beginning April 23… Starting at 5pm… Located across from Home Depot, Barnum Avenue Ext., 100 Veterans Blvd., Stratford, CT… Telephone 203-377-9112…” webmaster’s note – We saw the flyer for this cool-sounding event posted by the Stratford VFW Post 9460 on Facebook, which is where all of the above information was transcribed directly from; the link to the flyer itself is as follows: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18121122_1312304665491505_1402193126634053049_o.jpg?oh=997fb92f536ad0e9288fb7269972d64f&oe=5979E864 – and you should also visit (and “Like”) the official VFW Post 9460 Facebook page, which is located at: https://www.facebook.com/vfwpost9460/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (Every Sunday, starts 5/14/2017), Derby (confirmed for 2017) – “Sunday night Cruise Nights at Heav’nly Donuts”… 5pm to 9pm, every Sunday, beginning Mother’s Day, at Heav’nly Donuts, 653 New Haven Avenue, Derby, CT 06418, telephone 203-734-4185 (and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Heavnly-Donuts-96112739325/)… webmaster’s note – We heard from Heav’nly head guy Anastasios (Ernie) Badas just a couple of days ago, when he chimed in via the Facebook system, about the 2017 season kick-off date for the legendary Heav’nly Donuts Sunday night cruise nights. Quoting from Ernie’s (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004638825586Facebook note dated 5/8/2017: “…Mother’s Day, Heav’nly Donuts kicks off our 31st season, 5pm-9pm, every Sunday…” Sounds awesome—thanks Ernie! And thanks also to Ernie’s Heav’nly Donuts cruise night organizing partner, Michael R.J. Burke (https://www.facebook.com/michael.r.burke.9), who is also out there every Sunday working hard keeping order with the cruise night participants… Additional info – From some casual googling, we also ran across this fantastic Boston Globe article that was published on June 28th, 2016, entitled: “Doughnuts, spanakopita, and classic cars at Heav’nly Donuts,” written by Globe Correspondent Jocelyn Ruggiero. The article gives a nice history of the business, and also some background on the origins of the amazing summertime cruise night series. You can view the article online at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2016/06/27/doughnuts-spanakopita-and-classic-cars-heav-nly-donuts/DBWUPoUZxDSQ1Tzx2xafsM/story.html … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of5/9/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (see the listing for specific dates in July, August, September, and October), New London   (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “…"Texas Roadhouse Roundup – 2nd Annual Car Show"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our local old car friend Car Waters (https://www.facebook.com/carl.waters.7) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Texas Roadhouse Roundup… We are hosting our 2nd Annual Car Show! Join us on Sundays, from 3pm to 8pm… June 25th… July 23rdAugust 20th… September 17th… October 15th (1pm to 4pm)… Car show located in New London Shopping Center, 400 South Frontage Road, New London, CT… Bring this flyer to the Roadhouse before or after visiting the show for a free appetizer!... No cut off! Everyone is welcome!... Pick of the Night will receive a $30 dinner to Texas Roadhouse of New London!... Questions please call: Sally or Sandy 860-443-1392…” webmaster’s note – We went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server also, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017TexasRoadhouseRoundupNewLondonPoster.jpg … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2017)

(old listing) SUNDAYS (see the listing for specific dates in June, July, August, and September), Middletown  (confirmed for 2016) - “…Route 66 Cruisers of Middletown ‘Cruise On The CT River’… Route 66 Cruisers, Middletown, CT Chapter’s ‘Cruise Night On The Connecticut River’ (next to the Canoe Club), on Harbor Drive in Middletown, CT… Street rods, antiques, trucks, show cars… (list of dates is as follows): June 12th, 2016… July 10th, 2016… August 14th, 2016… and September 11th, 2016… Sundays, 3:00pm to 7:00pm… 50/50 raffle, trophies, food, and music… ‘Show cars follow the signs to Harbor Park’… Coordinator: Lou at 860-638-8234…” webmaster’s note – We were browsing the OldRide.com web site and ran across this listing (http://www.oldride.com/events/6722735.html - from which all of the above information was transcribed), and decided to add it to our Calendar as well, as it sounds like a cool event, in a very cool location—plus we are old Middletown-ites from way back—so, we do look forward to making one of these events this coming season!... Additional information: We noticed that the “Canoe Club” restaurant at Harbor Park has a good location & directions page, which will get you VERY close to where you need to be: http://mattabesettcanoeclub.com/location/ … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2016)

(old listing) SUNDAYS (May 15th thru August 28th), Milldale  (appears to be confirmed for 2016) - "...Sunday's Summer Cruise Night with JoAnn and Doug at Blackstone Irish Pub and Restaurant..." Quoting from the flyer that we found posted at the Brass City Cruisers web site (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1701/25842535810_856161f094.jpg): "....Starting May 15th, thru August 28th, 2016, from 4pm to 8pm, at Blackstone Irish Pub, 1678 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Milldale, CT 06467, telephone 860-614-3068... $25 gas card raffle every Sunday to the lucky driver... 50/50 raffle, music, door prizes, trophies, and much much more, come join the fun!..." (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2016)

(old listing) SUNDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Hebron (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…Ted’s IGA Cruise Night, (quoting from the listing we saw online at the Dream Machines Classics site: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/), “…June 28, Cruisin' Hebron '15 ‘Tom Clark Memorial Cruze’, Ted's IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT, Cars, Trucks, Raffles, Music, Food and Fun, 4pm - 7pm, call Dave Armsta (860) 228-4311…”… Here’s a copy of the flyer from the listing that we uploaded, which is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015TedsIGAHebronSeasonCruiseFlyer.jpg ... The specific list of dates listed on the flyer are: “Tony Morehouse Memorial Cruze, May 3rd, 4 to 7pm”… “Tom Clark Memorial Cruze, June 28th, 4 to 7pm”… “Fall Truck & Hot Rod Shindig, September 13th, 4 to 7pm”… and “Halloween Bash, October 18th, 3 to 6pm”… The flyer lists the following “presented by” sponsors: Teds IGA, North Ridge Consulting Services LLC, National Speed Center, Steve Brown Race Cars, New England Speed & Custom, Clarke-Irvin Inc. Insurance, Tarca’s & Hebron Quick Lube, Capital Garage, Georgia’s Restaurant, Basils Transmission…” (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/7/2015)

(old listing) SUNDAYS, Southington (confirmed for 2014) – “…Come join us for a Car Cruise at Renaldos Apizza and Pasta Restaurant, Sunday Nights, 4pm to 8pm, 378 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489, telephone 860-621-6005… Door prizes, driver raffle, DJ, food… Starting: May 18, 2014, through September…” webmaster’s note – Sounds cool! Thanks to the Renaldo’s Apizza folks for sending me along a copy of their official flyer (received via snail mail, mid-June 2014) for the event! We have uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014RenaldosSouthingtonSundayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – We also saw this event listed online at the OldRide.com site; here is the dedicated listing which contains more useful details and contact for more information: http://www.oldride.com/events/3098211.html (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2014)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (starts 4/30/2018), Bolton (confirmed for 2018) - “…’Fish Family Farm Car Cruise - Mondays at 5:00,’ 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton, CT—Just off Route 85… ‘…All makes and models welcome… They sell some of the best ice cream around!...’ Starting April 30th… ‘…We will be raising money for lymphoma doing a 50/50…’…” webmaster’s note – We very much appreciate our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) sending us along the heads-up and flyer for this wonderful sounding event! Rick’s accompanying note from his e-mail correspondence dated 2/23/2018 read: “…New car cruise… This is just up the hill (half mile) from Bolton Motors, across from the old Treat’s Trees Farm…” Sounds great—thanks Rick! And we also took the liberty of uploading the flyer that Rick provided to our server, where you can view it online now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018FishFamilyFarmMondayCarCruiseBoltonFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fishfamilyfarmcreamery/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2018)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (starts 5/7/2018), North Haven (confirmed for 2018) - “The Doo Wop Cruisers’ Monday Night North Haven Cruises Are Back!”… Every Monday evening from 5pm ‘till dark… May-October 2018… At “Washington Commons” shopping center, 117 Washington Ave. (Route 5), North Haven (owned by: Diversified Unlimited, LLC)… Classic cars, street rods, race cars, hot rods, trucks… Sponsored by: Pepe’s Pizza, North Haven McDonalds, Joe’s Ice Cream Truck, Tony Z’s Pizza, Arnold’s Jewelers… For more info, visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/), or call 203-641-4226…” webmaster’s note – We were so happy to see the announcement of the 2018 season of this positively great local cruise night, run by our friends The Doo Wop Cruisers car club. All of the above info was transcribed directly from the Official 2018 Flyer that was posted on Facebook by The Doo Wop Cruisers, on 3/19/2018, along with this advice, that importantly contained the Start Date for the 2018 series: “…Ok Folks, our flyers are done! We will start May 7th! See you all then!...”… FLYER – We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the Official 2018 Flyer to our server, where you can conveniently now view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018DooWopCruisersNorthHavenMondayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – We have greatly enjoyed this great local North Haven cruise night on many occasions over the past several years, both as a participant and a spectator. It’s always a great time with plenty of cool rides and friendly folks! Thanks again to The Doo Wop Cruisers for bringing this great weekly cruise night back again for 2018!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2018)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (5/14/2018 through 10/15/2018), Southington (confirmed for 2018) - “The Crystal Bees Monday Night Car Cruise”… “…May 14th to October 15th, 2018, Crystal Bees, 240 Spring Street, Southington, CT… Monday night car cruise, trophies, 50/50, door prizes, 25.00 gas card every Monday night to one lucky driver… Good food, good music… 4pm to 8pm… For more information call JoAnn at 860-614-3068, yorkjoann@ymail.com …” webmaster’s note – We saw this event listing on the Special Interest events page for Connecticut (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm), and thought it worth adding here, since Southington is not a bad drive at all up from the Shoreline area… Additional info – The Crystal Bees Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/crystalbeessouthington - and their main web site is at: http://crystalbees.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2018)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (Every third Thursday, May, June, July, August, September), Willimantic (confirmed for 2018) - “…Elks of Willimantic Cruise… Quoting from the event listing that was forwarded to us by our old car friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who contacted us via e-mail on 5/2/2018, and with this cover note: “…Found this on Tri Town Cruisers of Vernon web site: http://32.212.112.141:7001/tritownMVC/calendar.htm ...Rick…”... Rick’s note also indicated that the event (season opener date) specifically was set for 5/21/2018:  “...Elks of Willimantic Cruise… Third Monday of each month, May, June, July, August and September! 5:30 'til dark… Open to all Classic Cars... Awards. Free to participants and Spectators... Music by Gary Pomo: ‘The P'om… Refreshments and Food available... Join Us!... Willimantic Elks Lodge, 198 Pleasant St., Willimantic, CT 06226... No animals allowed except register service dogs… Questions? Contact, Lenny Incandella at 860-428-7733…” Sounds awesome—thanks Rick for the info!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2018)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (most Mondays thru the summer, 5/21/2018 thru 9/10/2018), New London (confirmed for 2018) - "Ocean Beach Park's 98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Nights," most Monday nights thru the summer, Monday, May 21st, thru Monday, September 10th--according to the Ocean Beach Park published 2018 Entertainment Schedule page - http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/ (NOTE: Please make sure you check that page to make sure there will be a cruise night happening on the Monday night of your choice--especially if  you are traveling a great distance)… Here's the event description from the Ocean Beach Park "Events" page (http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-events/): "... Cruise Night… Monday Evenings… Every Monday evening, Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC sponsors Ocean Beach Park’s “Cruise Night”  show. Enjoy a parade of antique cars and other interesting vehicles and the sounds of a Live DJ spinning   classic music. Parking and admission is free. There are ride wrist band specials, as well as waterslide and mini golf specials as well..."... Additional thoughts - I absolutely love the Ocean Beach Park Monday night cruise nights--they have a wonderful festive atmosphere, and you're right next to the state's most beautiful beach--what could possibly be better! This is what summer is all about!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2018)

(Updated for 2017) MONDAYS, New London (confirmed for 2017) – The 98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Nights at Ocean Beach  Park, 5pm-onward... webmaster's note - We found this event (plus many other cruise night dates thru the Summer of 2017 season) listed on the Ocean Beach Park "Entertainment Schedule" page (http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/), which also contained this important page header statement to keep in mind: "...Ocean Beach Park 2017 Summer Entertainment Schedule - Subject to change - For updates and cancellations visit us on Facebook or email us at BCGOBP@aol.com to receive our weekly email updates..." And here's that Ocean Beach Park Facebook address (be sure to visit and "Like"): https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/ ... List of 2017 Season Cruise Night Dates - Here is the list of “98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Night”  (5pm-onward) dates, as published on the OBP “Entertainment Schedule” page (http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/), as observed in late March 2017: “…May 8, 15, 22, 29… June 5,12, 19, 26… (No cruise night on July 3rd—Happy 4th of July!)… July 10, 17, 24, 31… August 7, 14, 21, 28… September 4… September 11 = ‘Our Final 98.7 WNLC Cruise Night for 2017’…” Additional info - Ocean Beach Park's street address is: 98 Neptune Avenue, New London CT 06320 - and there is a Mapquest directions link on  this page from their official web site: http://ocean-beach-park.com/contact/ ... Additional thoughts - The venue of Ocean Beach Park make this cruise night series one of the coolest and most fun in the state, in our opinion! We definitely look forward to coming back to beautiful OBP again this coming season!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of  3/31/2017)

(old listing) MONDAYS, New London  (confirmed for 2016) – "The Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise Night,” starting 6pm, at beautiful Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Avenue, New London, CT 06320,www.ocean-beach-park.com... Quoting from the recently-updated “Ocean Beach Park 2016 Summer Entertainment” page (http://www.ocean-beach-park.com/23.html): “…Classic Car Cruise Night… Every Monday starting at 5:00 throughout the summer, bring the whole family down and swing to the oldies during our Cruise Night. A live DJ spins great music, while a parade of classic cars lines the boardwalk. Play a round of miniature golf for a special price of $2.00, ride the waterslide from 5:30 to 8:30 for just $10, or ride the rides for a special cruise night price. Cap off the evening with an ice cream cone. Parking and admission is free!...” The opening night is listed as Monday, May 9th, and it appears to go every Monday through the summer (make sure you consult that “2016 Summer Entertainment” page for any specific date that you’re thinking of attending, to make sure: http://www.ocean-beach-park.com/23.html), with the season-ending night being listed as Monday, September 12th, 2016… webmaster's note – We try to get out to this event at least once a summer, and we absolutely love the laid-back, beachside vibe of this cool cruise, in one of Connecticut’s most beautiful locations. Definitely looking forward to getting back to OBP this coming season for more Monday night cruising fun!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/4/2016)

(old listing) MONDAYS, East Granby (confirmed for 2016– “Mark’s Classic Cruise,” The largest weekly cruise in New England, located at 22 Russell Road, conveniently off of Route 20 in East Granby, CT... An open cruise night, which means anyone is welcome to attend regardless of year, make, and model driven. Vehicles must be clean. Cruise runs every Monday night (unless inclement weather or saturated field conditions) from 5pm to 9pm between May and September (excluding holidays)… Adjacent to Bradley International Airport, Mark’s Classic Cruise is centrally located between Hartford, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts. From Interstate 91 take Exit 40 (Route 20). Turn right onto East Street and take a right onto Russell Road; Mark’s is on the right. If a queue line has formed prior to your arrival, please do not block Route 20…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from the official Mark’s Classic Cruise web site: http://www.markscruisenight.com/ - Please be sure to visit it and read up on many other details of the event, how it runs, and so forth. For more info: 860-653-2551 or Markscruisenight@Yahoo.com … And the Facebook site for Mark’s is located at: https://www.facebook.com/MarksClassicCruise (be sure to visit and “Like”)… Additional comments – This is a seriously big time cruise night that must be experienced to be believed! We’ve attended a few times over the past few years, both as a spectator and a participant, and have always had a great time! Check it out if you can!!!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of4/192016)

(old listing) MONDAYS (2nd and 4th of the month), Niantic (confirmed for 2016) – "The Niantic VFW Car Show,” 2nd and 4th Mondays, rain date Tuesdays…Start date May 9th, at 5:30pm… Hot dogs, water/soda, great music, beautiful cars, great company… (Happens at) Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5849, 39 Columbus Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357… webmaster’s note – We ran across this listing, complete with an official flyer, on Facebook, at the VFW Post 5849 page: https://www.facebook.com/VfwPost5849/ - and all of the above info was transcribed from that same flyer—which we also uploaded a copy of to our server, so that you can also view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2016NianticVFWCarShowFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Here is the accompanying verbiage that was posted online buy the VFW Post 5849 folks: “…We are so excited to host a car show again this year! It's a great way to spend a Monday night! We have hot dogs, soda and water!! Beautiful cars and you can see the sun set on the beach if you wanted to!! Our first show will be Monday May 9th it will start at 5:30pm!...” Sounds cool to us! Thanks to VFW Post 5849 and everyone who make this wonderful summertime event possible!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/21/2016)

(old listing) MONDAYS, Durham (appears to be confirmed for 2015) - "...’American Graffiti Night’ Classic Car Cruise Night…” every Monday evening, 5pm-8pm, at Artie’s Bar & Grill, 980 New Haven Road, Durham, CT… webmaster’s note – We saw the listing for this cool-sounding new local-area cruise night on the SpecialInterest.com web site, where it was noted that there are “trophies awarded, food specials, and music.” We also tracked down the Artie’s Bar & Grill Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arties-Bar-Grill/1508904209356738), where these additional event descriptions were provided: “…American Graffiti Night at Artie’s… Every Monday 5 to 8 we welcome all classis cars, hot rods, and bikes! Trophies are awarded every night. Enjoy $2 rootbeer floats, $2 hot dogs, $3 cheeseburgers, kids under 12 eat free!...” Additional info - We also took the liberty of making some screen shots of some of the images from the Artie’s Facebook page that illustrate the cool cars & trucks that have been showing up for this event, some other event info and graphics that we were able to find online, and put it all together on one “information compendium” page that you can view online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015ArtiesPlaceAmerGraffitiMondayCruiseDurham.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 8/6/2015)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (First Tuesday of the month, starts 5/1/2018), Chesterfield (confirmed for 2018) - “…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370, CT… 5:00 pm--8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, Food, Beverages, Ice Cream, Trophies, Live DJ and fantastic Raffle Prizes, antique Museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking... May 1… June 5… July 3… August 7… September 4, 2018… Info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287…” webmaster’s note: All of the above info came from the OldRide.com dedicated event page: https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html ... Additional info - We found some info about the Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club on this Hemmings page: https://www.hemmings.com/clubs/detail?hmn_club_id=1478317Even more additional info – Here’s the link to the “Directions” page for Nature’s Art/The Dinosaur Place (1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike/a.k.a.: CT Route 85, Montville, CT 06370), from their web site: http://naturesartvillage.com/hours-directions/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/5/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (every other Tuesday, starts 5/1/2018; see the specific list of dates), Berlin (confirmed for 2018) - “…’…Manny, Moe, and Jack welcome you to: Summer Cruis’n with the Over The Hill Gang Connecticut Car Club at Pep Boys…’… Every other Tuesday starting May 1st, 2018, 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at Pep Boys, 44 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… Any hot rod, street rod, pro street, muscle cars… Weather permitting/no rain dates—see our Facebook page for cancellations… Great fun for family & friends… Music, prizes, raffles, trophies… (Following is the LIST OF DATES provided on the official 2018 flyer): May 1st, 15th, and 29th… June 12th and 26th… July 10th and 24th… August 7th and 21st… September 4th and 18th… October 2nd… Follow and like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ …” Additional details - Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/181100462670623/): “…Well here it is everyone... It’s official, The Over The Hill Hang Ct. will be moving our Cruise Night to a new location and a new day… We will be at Pep Boys in Berlin on Tuesdays!... Here’s the new flyer with the details!... Should be a great show!... Pep Boys is really a great partner for this and the shows are going to be awesome!.. May 1st is coming fast and we can’t wait to see everyone again!... See you all at the show!…” FLYER - And here’s the direct link to the Official Flyer, as posted on Facebook by our friends the Over The Hill Gang CT car club (https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/): https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29425691_10213634469967716_3941140382097024605_n.jpg?oh=6bfb85cf8f1c98b79e9aa4052d6f0f0f&oe=5B465180 … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (starts 5/8/2018 5/15/2018; see the specific list of dates), Uncasville (confirmed for 2018) - “…Dream Machines Classics Present the Home Depot Cruise Night 2018… Route 395 to Mohegan Sun Exit to Route 32 south ¼ mile on the right (webmaster’s note– We looked up the street address for the Home Depot in Uncasville, and it’s: 1932 Norwich New London Tpke., Uncasville, CT 06382)… (LIST OF DATES): May 8th May 15th… June 12th… July 10th… August 14th… September 11th… “…Food & soda available… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, special interest… DMC Club reserves the right to reject entry… Please no booze or burnouts… www.dreammachineclassics.org … Music by the PO’M…”  FLYER: The flyer from which all of the above info was directly transcribed was posted on Facebook by Michael Phillips (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006591703843); here’s the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29357188_2123809371182099_3624968685623156216_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=18acc0df5219db1da7b1f973639993fc&oe=5B3907B8 … Additional thoughts - Thanks again to the Dream Machines Classics folks for the positively great job they do covering the Eastern Connecticut antique auto hobby scene—and to Michael Phillips for helping get the word out about this event …  *4/24/2018 VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES – We received an e-mail this morning from our old car friend who keeps his hand on the pulse of the Eastern CT area classic car hobby scene, Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), who pointed out that we had the wrong start date published for this event—so we are guessing that perhaps the flyer got updated at some point after we first saw it. Quoting from Clem’s e-mail note: “…Hi Steve - wow, what a busy year it's turning out to be. While trying to help figure out open nights for new local cruise I noticed one error in your calendar concerning the Dream Machine Classic's Cruise Night at Home Depot in Uncasville. You have the first one listed for May 15th but the actual date is Tuesday, May 8th. The rest of the dates for this event are fine. Only mentioning it because it is close to me and our Mustang club supports this one every month. I'm attaching their flyer for your use if wanted… Thanks and keep up the good work, your calendar is invaluable for planning things like this!... Clem Brown…” Awesome, thanks so much Clem! If there’s one thing we REALLY try to do here, it’s publish the most accurate possible information! So, to correct an incorrect start date for this event is definitely not something we would want to do! Thanks again so much for the very helpful heads up, Clem—we are very pleased to be able to make this important correction to this listing!... UPDATED FLYER – We uploaded the corrected flyer that Clem provided, to our server, where you can now view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018UncasvilleHomeDepotTuesdayCruiseNites.jpg ...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018; very important start date correction to this listing was incorporated as of 4/24/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (starts 5/22/2018; see the specific list of dates), Bozrah (confirmed for 2018) - “…Bozrah Moose Lodge 950 Cruise Night 2018… Exit 24 off of Route 2, Bozrah, CT (webmaster’s note – We looked up the street address for the Bozrah Moose Lodge 950, and it’s: 115 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT 06334, reference their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bozrahmooselodge950/ - Please be sure to visit and “Like”)… 5:30 ‘till 8:00pm… (LIST OF DATES): May 22nd… June 26th… July 24thAugust 28thSeptember 25th (webmaster’s note – The September date wasn’t specifically listed on the flyer, but we guessed it was the 4th Tuesday of the month, just like the other dates)… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars… Food services and beverages available at the Mose Club Grill… No burnouts… 860-889-6856…” FLYER: The flyer from which all of the above info was directly transcribed was posted on Facebook by Michael Phillips (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006591703843); here’s the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29388488_2123809224515447_3751346639591408995_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=298385ca9b5bef075c9620af551de23e&oe=5B30E6F5 … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (5/1/2018 thru 9/25/2018), Shelton (confirmed for 2018) - “Round Town Cruisers Car Club Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at Hook Line and Sinker”… Quoting from the flyer that was posted online on the Facebook system by our friends the Round Town Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/ - and the actual flyer link is at: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29793042_2163198123966614_6041487730846728192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4a02c38cee8c646aec24b67e91d6aee7&oe=5B6BFC69): “…Please join Round Town Cruisers Car Club for a Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at our new location Hook Line and Sinker, 458 River Road, Shelton, CT… Starting date Tuesday, May 1, 2018, thru September 25, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30pm… Music, giveaways, 50/50… Trophy night = 2nd Tuesday of the month… All classics, customs, muscle cars, and hot rods welcomed… Great food available, plus pool and pinball games inside… Fun for the whole family… Round Town Cruisers and Hook Line & Sinker are not liable for any damage, loss, or personal injury that may occur on the premises… For more info call Mike at 203-814-8315…”…(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (“May to October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) - “…'Little Will’s Car Cruise-In at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante,' 5 to 9pm, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante (“Voted #1 Pizza in Monroe”), 500 Monroe Tpke. (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT, May to October… Music, 50/50, giveaways… ‘…Lovin’ Pizza and Burnin’ Rubber…’…” webmaster’s note – This info came from the 2018 Bella Rosa Monroe Tuesday and Sunday car cruises flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30741619_1891561867534100_4277695158033580032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a0343674de791ae3829d4afeb3c8b1aa&oe=5B56EAC4 – The flyer was posted by Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) on 4/18/2017 to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/ - thanks again Melissa for the heads up!... Additional info - And don’t forget “Big Frank’s Car Cruise-In” that happens on Sundays, 12 to 4pm, also “May to October,” as indicated on the same flyer… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (5/8/2018 thru 9/25/2018), Cheshire (confirmed for 2018) - “…Cheshire Wayback Burgers Car Cruise with DJ by Joann and Doug… Door prizes, food, music, and trophies… Every Tuesday, 5-9pm, May 8 to September 25, 2018, weather permitting… Wayback Burgers, Cheshire Shopping Center, 957 S. Main Street, Cheshire, CT, 203-228-3465 Norm…”... webmaster’s note – Thanks to our long-time old car friend Monte (rollim1092@gmail.com), who sent us along a photo of the flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed; quoting from Monte’s cover note dated 4/23/2018: “…2018 Wayback burger cruise / Cheshire… Hello Steve, Hope all is going well. Just caught this flyer for the Wayback burger cruise in Cheshire. Not sure if you knew about it… Best, Monte…”… FLYER – We took the liberty of uploading the flyer image that Monte forwarded along to us, to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CheshireWaybackBurgersTuesdayCruiseNights.jpg … Awesome! Thanks again for thinking of us, Monte!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (starts 5/22/2018), Haddam (confirmed for 2018) - “…MisFit Car Cruisers 2018 Season Tuesday Night Cruise Nights, 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT…” Quoting from the notice that we saw today posted on the Facebooksystem by our friends the MisFit Car Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights/): “…Spread the word! MisFits are back on track! Our 2018 season is set to begin, with the first show being Tuesday, May 22nd! 5:00pm, Bridge Road, in Haddam. Can’t wait to see what Tuesdays bring us this year!...” Sounds great to us! Glad to see the return of this very cool cruise in beautiful Haddam CT!... Additional info – Quoting from their last year (2017) flyer, for the then-new location: “…MisFits Cruise Nights, every Tuesday, 5-8pm, at 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT—home of Tony’s Package Store & River Valley Provisions!... Free! All vehicles welcome! Food & drink! Music!...” Additional thoughts – The MisFits have been running great Tuesday night cruise nights for a lot of years, and they definitely have the formula down, along with one amazing following. I have been to their cruise nights in the past when they’ve been at the Essex Fire Department, also the Deep River Plattwood Park cruise nights, and now, so impressed with their new venue that came online last year, at the big lot at 95 Bridge Road in Haddam--home of Tony’s Package Store and River Valley Provisions—AND Steady Habit Brewing Company (https://www.steadyhabitbrewingcompany.com/) located around the back of the building as well! I was very pleased to attend one of the early-season 2017 events, had a great time, and am looking forward to coming back again for 2018!...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/14/2018)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS, Orange (confirmed for 2017) - “Goodies of Orange and Cruisin’ East Car Club Tuesday Night Cruise”… “…1st Tuesday of May thru last Tuesday of September… Music, giveaways, 50/50 raffles, fun… Goodies of Orange, 111 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT… Cut-off 1985, due to limited space… No 4x4s, no beaters, no tuners, no burnouts…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed the above info directly from the official event flyer that was posted on Facebook by our friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762), with the following note: “…This Tuesday, May 2nd, come out, patio open…” And here is the clickable link to the flyer: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18076576_1845096742422990_2531777648998953455_o.jpg?oh=98ade3a969646dfdcf09d6380ec49fee&oe=598B8FC5 … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2017)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Uncasville (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Dream Machine Classics Uncasville Home Depot Cruise Night 2017"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our old car friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Home Depot Cruise Night 2017… Route 395 to Exit 79A to Route 32, ¼ mile south at Home Depot parking lot… 5:30 till 8:00pm… No rain dates… May 9thJune 13thJuly 11thAugust 8th, September 12th… Food & soda available… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, special interest… DMC Club reserves the right to reject entry… Please no booze or burnouts…www.dreammachineclassics.org … Music by the P’OM… NSRA safety inspections will be available at the cruise night… Hosted by the Dream Machine Classics Auto Club, 860-546-6113…”… FLYER: We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017UncasvilleHomeDepotCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2017)

(old listing) TUESDAYS, Hamden (confirmed for 2016) - “Columbus Lodge of Hamden Tuesday Cruise Night” … Quoting from the 4/28/2016 Facebook post (which included a great looking colorful event poster) by Lisa Marie where we first ran across this event listing: “…Do you have a motorcycle OR Truck OR Car and love Cruise Nights? Join Us on Tuesday, May 10, from 6-10pm @ Columbus Lodge of Hamden 2630 Whitney Ave Hamden for Cruise Night! All makes and models are welcome!...” A transcription of the words from the poster that accompanied the word-announcement is as follows: “…Cruise Night… Motorcycles, trucks, cars… All makes and models!... Columbus Lodge of Hamden, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT… First show: Tuesday, May 10th, 6-10pm…” And here’s the actual online Facebook address for the event poster: https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13100755_967010336748461_6515021875394001512_n.jpg?oh=9fc50c375db8065a9bef443018f34ed1&oe=57B8E535 … webmaster's note – I posted a follow-up question after seeing the original Facebook post by Lisa Marie, asking if the event was going to be a weekly event. Eric Selmquist responded to my question with a follow-up post “…Every Tues…”…  Additional info: Please also be sure to visit and “Like” the Columbus Lodge of Hamden official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Lodge-Hamden-212888102176061/ … Sounds cool, and we hope to check it out this season! Thanks again to Lisa Marie, the Columbus Lodge of Hamden, and everyone involved!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/28/2016)

(old listing)  TUESDAYS, Glastonbury (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “… 2015 Summer Cruise Nights at Glastonbury McDonalds… Produced by the Connecticut GTO Club, at the Glastonbury McDonalds, 2915 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT… Every Tuesday, 5pm to 8:30p, May 5th through October 13th… Special trophies, 50/50 drawing, Music, and more!... Visit www.ctgtoclub.org for weather cancellation…” webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed directly from the electronic flyer posted by the CT GTO Club at their official web site, and we’ve also taken the liberty of making a copy of that flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GlastonburyMcDonaldsCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I’ve been to this cruise night several times over the years, both as a spectator and at least once or twice as a participant, and have had a great time. It’s very well run, in a fun & “active” location, and with great McD’s food available right there! What’s not to like?!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2015)

(Updated for 2018) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/2/2018), Oxford (confirmed for 2018) - “Fritz’s Snack Bar – Cruise Night,” 5pm to 9pm, at Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford, CT… “…Every Wednesday, weather permitting… Trophies every 2nd Wednesday, 50/50 raffle, Give-a-ways, and much more!...” For more information call: Bob/Chippy at 203-410-9401…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our Facebook old car friend Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) for sending along to us a copy of the official 2018 Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night Flyer just a day or so ago, which includes not only the information on Fritz’s legendary Wednesday night summertime classic car cruise night series, and also the “Dust Off” Cruise, which was set for Saturday, April 28th, from 2pm onward… FLYER - We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the 2018 Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night flyer to our server, and so you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018FritzSnackBarOxfordCruiseNitesFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – For lots more info and updates of and about this legendary and long-established (“…Proudly serving you since 1954!...) independent snack bar, please also make sure to go visit (& “Like”) the Fritz’s Snack Bar Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritzs-Snack-Bar-187103918454506/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/15/2018)

(Updated for 2018) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/2/2018), West Haven (confirmed for 2018) - “Savin Rock Wednesday Night Cruise Nights with the Street Creepers Car Club”… Quoting from the brief banner notice that we found posted online late last week at the Street Creepers Car Club’s official Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/): “…Please share and spread the word… ‘Savin Rock Cruise Nights are back!... Wednesday, May 2nd’… We’ll see you at The Rock…” Sounds good to us!... Additional info – For you GPS-ers, Mapquesters, and/or those who may just not be familiar with the area, I believe the actual venue/parking lot where the Street Creepers Savin Rock Cruises take place is identified as the Savin Rock Conference Center, and I found the following street address for it (published online at: https://www.cityofwesthaven.com/311/Reserve): 6 Rock Street, West Haven, CT 06516... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/16/2018)

(TENTATIVE - Updated for 2018) WEDNESDAYS (Every Wednesday, Weather Permitting; starts 4/25/2018), Hamden (TENTATIVE at this time for 2018) – “The Glenwood Drive-In Classic Car Cruise Night”... webmaster's note - We are listing this as TENTATIVE at this  time, and utilizing some of the basic info from last year's listing. We just received a note from our old car friend Monte Rolli dated 4/4/2018, who wrote: "...FYI, I was told by the Glenwood staff their cruise night starts Wednesday, 4/25/2018. I would guess it's a recurring schedule thereafter like in previous years... Hope the good weather turns around before then..." Sounds good, and thanks Monte (and we agree about the weather also!)... “The Glenwood Drive-In Classic Car Cruise Night”… Every Wednesday night from April to October, 6pm to 10pm, at The Glenwood Drive-In, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, telephone 203-281-0604… More info – See Glenwood Drive-In’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn/ ... Even more info – Check out their official web site for lots more info about this beloved & very long-running classic Connecticut eating place: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/ - and also the dedicated Glenwood Drive-In cruise night info page: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2018)

(Updated for 2017) WEDNESDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Groton (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Balfour Beatty/NSB New London Homes Summer Car Cruise Nights"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our old car friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Summer Car Cruise   Nights… July 12August 9September 13… 5:00pm – 8:00pm… 124 Gungywamp Road, Groton, CT… All makes & models…” There is other info on the flyer that is not related to the event (Balfour Beatty/NSB New London Homes is a housing company), plus this telephone number, which might be useful if you needed to call about the cruise nights: 860-448-4505… FLYER: We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017GrotonBalfourBeattyCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2017)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (every second of the month from May 'till September), Bolton (confirmed for 2016) - "...The Gear Head Mafia Car Club proudly presents Cruise Nights at Georgina's Restaurant, 275 Boston Turnpike, Bolton, CT 06043. Easy access from 384, Route 6, and Route 44... Come join us every second Wednesday of the month from May 'till September, from 5pm 'till dusk. Come join us for great music, raffle prizes, trophies, and of course great food..." webmaster's note - We ran across the Gear Head Mafia's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/) recently, where they had their official "2016 Cruise Schedule" Flyer posted (https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/1917498_924568017580032_6612924704220712298_n.jpg?oh=4c6a6da0e4c82eaaf4c69cf651b5c1f1&oe=5713B9D2), and thought it more than worth adding this cool-sounding cruise to our Calendar! The actual dates from the flyer for this cruise night are as follow: May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, and September 14th. There is also an October 23rd (which appears to be a Sunday) "Ted's IGA and The Gear Head Mafia Car Club Halloween Bash" car cruise listed on the flyer, to be happening at Ted's IGA, 127 Main Street in Hebron, CT, that also sounds cool, and will be happening 4pm 'till dusk... Additional info: There's a "Click for Directions" link on one of the Georgina's Restaurant web site pages that may be useful, if you're not familiar with the area: http://georginasbanquets.com/contact/ ... Even more additional info - Here's a cool "YouTube" video (nearly 6 minutes long) that someone posted from one of the 2015 Gear Head Mafia/Georgina's cruise nights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03yEDLh7xZI - Very cool!!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 12/29/2015)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (see the listing for specific dates), Colchester  (appears to be confirmed for 2016) – “The Good Times Motoring Club of Colchester’s ‘2016 Colchester Green Cruise’… Good Times Motoring Club of Colchester, Connecticut is a group of automotive enthusiasts. We were founded in 1982 and growing every year. We are an organization that has been a part of the Colchester Community for over a quarter century... 2016 Colchester Green Cruise Schedule; gates open at 4:30pm: April 20th… May 18th… June 15th… July 20th… August 17th… September 21st… Rain Dates = The Following Wednesday… Fall Harvest Cruise: October 9th, 11am to 4pm…" Additional info: We found the above info posted at the official Good Times Motoring Club web site, which is located online at: http://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/ - and which also contained this important info that you should be aware of before making a long trip to attend: “…GTMC is currently seeking new members. If you are interested in becoming a member please see the DJ or go to the trailer at the cruise, or email us at info@goodtimesmotoringclub.com … Donations of any denomination are always welcome. If you choose to donate, we will have members available as you enter our Cruise on the Colchester Green to collect your donation for charities of our choice. In the past we have donated to several charities and organizations such as the Colchester Library, The Food Bank, and a college scholarship to a graduating senior at Bacon Academy… We regret that no vehicle 1988 and newer will be allowed on the Green. Due to overcrowding and concerns by the Town, we had no choice but to change our venue. Thank you for your understanding…” Even more additional information – Be sure to visit and “Like” the GTMC’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/ … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2016)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Guilford (confirmed for 2016) - Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club presents: "Ashley’s Cruise Night," at Ashley’s Ice Cream, Route 1/Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT… “…Wednesday July 13th, and Wednesday, August 10th, 5:30pm to 8:00pm… “…Come join us, music by Rockin’ Richard…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our long-time old car friend Lucille Sharp (las32chev@comcast.net) of the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club (www.shorelinecruiserssrtc.com), for sending us along the listings for these two great-sounding evenings at one of our favorite local Shoreline-area venues, Ashley’s of Guilford (located in the “Sachem Plaza” right up on Route 1, more or less “in front” of the Guilford Wal-Mart)… Lucille also mentioned that the SRTC-ers’ usual Labor Day Car Show will not be happening this year  ... *LATE UPDATE - Lucille followed up a short time later with a copy of the Official Flyer for this event, which we made sure to upload to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2016AshleysOfGuilfordSRTCCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... Thanks again Lucille and all of the SRTC-ers!...   (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/20/2016)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (every other, starting 5/20), Wallingford (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…CT Road Lancers Car Club and Captain Seas Restaurant of Wallingford 2015 Season of Weekly Wednesday Night Cruises, 905 N. Colony Rd., every Wednesday, 5pm – 9pm… Music by DJ Don, trophies… For information, call Plumcrazy Gil 203-213-9477…” webmaster’s note – we found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was published)... We also went and looked at the CT Road Lancers cool official web site (http://ctroadlancers.webs.com/), and found a copy of the official 2015 Captain Seas Cruise Night Flyer, so copied and uploaded that, so that it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015CRLCaptSeasWedsWallingfordCruzFlyer.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2015)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS, West Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – Shoreline Time Machines Savin Rock Cruise Nights 2015... “… Cruise Nights begin May 6, 2015… Shoreline Time Machines will start their cruise season… Wednesdays, at the Savin Rock Convention Center parking lot. Cruises will be held every Wednesday from 5:30 to 9:00pm, thru the end of September, weather permitting… We hope to see you all there… " webmaster’s note – The above information came directly from our friends the Shoreline Time Machines car club’s official web site - http://shorelinetimemachines.com/ - and we also made a screen shot, which you can view at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/ShorelineTimeMachinesWedsWHCruiseNitesBegin6May2015.JPG ... Additional information – The Shoreline Time Machines’ web site also contains a “Cruise Location” page that contains detailed directions on how to get to the Savin Rock Convention Center, off of the nearby highway, Interstate 95—a clickable link to a screen shot we made of the “Cruise Location” page is at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/ShorelineTimeMachinesWedsWHCruiseNitesLocation.JPG ... Even more additional information – And if you are Facebook-compatible, you also need to check out the club’s official FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/shoreline.timemachines ... Final thoughts – The Shoreline Time Machines folks have been running this cool cruise night, at a beautiful spot right by the ocean, for many years, and it’s always a good time! Definitely hoping to make it there this season!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (every first of the month—see listing for details), Columbia (appears to be confirmed for 2015) Columbia Ford Kia Cruise Nights 2015... “… Columbia Ford Kia, 234 Willimantic Road (Route 6), Columbia, CT, ‘Cruise Nights 2015,’ first Wednesday of the month: May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, & September 2; rain date is the following Wednesday… 5:00pm to 8:00pm… ‘All makes & models welcome!... Great food and drink available at the Thunderbird Café… Please bring at least one non-perishable food item for the Covenant Soup Kitchen…’ For more info, call Bryan 860-822-3562…” webmaster's note – The above information was transcribed from a flyer for this event that we ran across online—and a copy of which we’ve uploaded to our server, which is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015ColumbiaFordKiaWednesdayCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – Very nice job by the Columbia Ford Kia and all of the event organizing team with the non-perishable food donation advice, providing a needed benefit for those less fortunate… (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (every first and third thru August; every Thursday in September & October; starts 4/5/2018), Southington (confirmed for 2018) - ‘…“Ralph’s Rapid Transit Cruiz-In at Kizl’s Restaurant,” 5pm to 9pm, at Kizl’s Family Restaurant, 2014 West Street, Southtington, CT 06489…’… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/526091401108861/): “…Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz In is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2018! April 5th, and every first and third Thursday thru August, then every Thursday in September & October (and several special Friday night cruises, dates to be announced)!... Always a fun night, lots of cool cars, at a fantastic location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, right near ESPN!... Join us for our first Cruiz-In of 2018!!! Thursday, April 5th, 5-9pm!... Great meal specials, fast & friendly service, great location, huge show car parking area with grassy picnic area… DJ, trophies awarded at 8pm!...”…’ For more infowww.ralphsrapidtransit.com … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (starts 4/19/2018), Milford (confirmed for 2018) - “…’Cruisin’ East Car Club Presents The Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodies Drive-In,’ 6 to 9pm, at Goodies Drive-In, 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT… “…Food, Music, Giveaways, Trivia… ‘Cruising The Way It Used To Be’…” Contact: Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a copy of the Official Flyer that our Facebook friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762) posted on 3/16/2018, with the following additional very important information: “…Starting the third Thursday in April…” (which would be Thursday, April 19th, 2018)… FLYER – We also uploaded a copy of the flyer that Bill posted to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CruisinEastCCGoodiesMilfordThursdayCruiseNites.jpg ... Thanks very much Bill! We have been to this very popular and very long-running cruise night, and it’s always a great time!... Thanks again Phil, Bill, and all the Goodies folks!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (starts 5/24/2018), Old Saybrook (confirmed for 2018) - “…American Legion Post 113 Thursday Night Car Shows!… 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT… Beginning May 24th, 2018!... Every Thursday night from 5pm ‘till dusk… Bring your antique/vintage/collector car and join in the fun!... Open to the public!... Spectators welcome!... No coolers please… Free admission!... $2.00 hot dogs, good music, and a 50/50 raffle!... Trophy awarded every show!... Check out our lounge and banquet hall!...“ webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our local old car friend Frank Saunders for passing along the Official Flyer for this event to us, via the Facebook system. All of the above info was transcribed directly from the flyer, and we also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018OldSaybrookAmerLegionPost113ThursCarShowFlyer.JPG … Additional info – Please also be sure to visit (and “Like”) the official Facebook page for the Faulk Marcolini Newman American Legion Post 113 Old Saybrook CT, online at: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookCt/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (every third of the month; see listing for actual dates), Griswold (confirmed for 2018) - “…Big Dawggs & Diroma Home & Garden Center Presents ‘Car & Motorcycle Cruise Night’…3rd Thursday of every month, 5:00pm to 8:00pm… (List of dates): May 17th… June 21st… July 19th… August 16th… September 20th… October 11th… BYOB a chair or blanket… Big Dawggs food, music, and more, fun for the whole family… Contact Rick at 860-334-9778 for more info… Diroma Home & Garden Center, 1111 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from a poster that was part of the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/136896193820030/), which was posted by the Big Dawggs Specialty Hot Dogs folks (https://www.facebook.com/Big-Dawggs-Specialty-Hot-Dogs-460725910629467/). Here is some more info from the FB event page: “…Bring you favorite Classic car or motorcycle to Big Dawggs Cruise night and receive a $3.00 coupon for food for you and one passenger... Located on the DiRoma Home and Garden Center, 1111 Voluntown Rd., Griswold… Live music and lots of fun for everyone... Hope to see you!!!...”...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS, East Hartford (confirmed for 2018) - “… Augie and Rays Thursday Cruise-In… Quoting from the event listing that was forwarded to us by our old car friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who contacted us via e-mail on 5/2/2018: “… Augie and Rays Cruise, Thursdays, Starting May 3rd… Augie and Rays Cruise In, Main St., East Hartford, 5p-8p EVERY Thursday… Weekly Food Specials…” Thanks Rick, sounds good—appreciate the info!... Additional info - https://augieandrays.wordpress.com/ and/or on Facebook (make sure to visit and “Like”) at: https://www.facebook.com/Augie-Rays-Drive-In-410939899055120/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/3/2018)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Bridgeport (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “…Starting May 25, 2017… The Port 5 Naval Veterans in association with The Connecticut Seaport Car Club presents Summer Cruise Nights on the Harbor… 5 Nights This Season!... May 25, June 22, July 27. August 31, September 28… Rain dates are following Thursday… 6-9 P.M., at Port 5 Naval Veterans Hall, 69 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, CT… 3 Trophies, prizes, awesome food… Featuring DJs: Car Tune Classics playing tunes and trivia with The Feel the Steel Contest!... 45 car limit - mo cut off year!... Gates close when parking lot is full… Info: Rich 203-610-3330…” webmaster’s note – We saw this info posted on the CT Seaport Car Club’s events page (http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), and there was also a clickable link to the official flyer at: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2017/Port5Cruise2017.jpg ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (see the listing for specific dates in June, July, and August), Guilford (confirmed for 2017) - "Apple Pi Robotics Cruise Nights for Summer 2017"… Quoting from the official event info page (http://www.applepirobotics.org/2017/06/apple-pi-announces-cruise-nights-for-summer-2017/) published by the Apple Pi Robotics Team (www.applepirobotics.org and/or: https://www.facebook.com/Apple-Pi-Robotics-FRC-Team-2067-104622609619159/), at their official web site: “…Cruise Nights sponsored by Apple Pi Robotics. 5PM – 8PM (dusk) June 22July 6July 20August 3 and August 17… Includes antique and unusual cars, barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers, soft drinks, music, and robotics demonstrations and lots of FUN! No better atmosphere for a relaxing Cruise Night than the grassy fields in back of the Little Red Barn at Bishops Orchard right off Route 1 in Guilford, CT. Come enjoy some of the best music from the 50's, 60's and 70’s, have a barbecued burger and watch the sun go down while ‘talking cars’. The Apple Pi robot will be on hand for demonstrations. For updates, check our website at www.applepirobotics.org … Admission is FREE although donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. All donations and proceeds from our concession are used to fund the Apple Pi Robotics Program…” We also made a screen shot of the cruise night info page, which included a cool graphic, and uploaded that to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ApplePiRobotics2017CruiseNitesInfo-JPG.JPG .... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/6/2017)

(old listing) THURSDAYS, Wallingford  (confirmed for 2016) - "Doo Wop Cruisers' Captain Seas 2016 Cruise Nights"... Quoting from our Doo Wop Cruisers car club friend Frank Bronner’s e-mail (fbronner@sbcglobal.net) heads-up from earlier today, that had information about this, and also the popular Monday North Haven Cruise nights that the Doo Wop Cruisers also run: “…Hi Steve, Just a reminder that The Doo Wop Cruisers will be starting up their cruise night at the North Haven Shopping Center on May 9th 2016. From 5:00 to 8:30pm… They will also be doing the cruise night at Captain Seas in Wallingford on Thursday nights starting May 19th, from 5:00 to 8:30…” We also looked at the listing appearing on the SpecialInterest.com web site for the Captain Seas event: “…May 19, Wallingford, Every Thursday Night come cruise with the Doo Wop Cruisers to enjoy Good Food & Great Friends at Captain Seas & enjoy the oldies music, 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Captain Seas Rest. 905 No Colony Rd…” Be sure to check the Official Doo Wop Cruisers web site for more info: http://www.doowopcruisers.com/Additional info – Here’s the Captain Seas official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Captain-Seas-120406141304216/ … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/25/2016)

(old listing) THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Seymour (confirmed for 2016) - "... Seymour Lions Club’s ‘Summer Cruise Nights 2016’ at Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT 06483, Thursday Nights Cruise from 5:30 to 8:30pm, on these specific dates: May 12th, May 26th, June 9th, June 23rd, July 7th, July 21st, August 4th, August 18th, September 1st, September 15th… (All dates are) weather permitting, (and with) trophies awarded… ‘…All class of cars, trucks, and motorcycles welcome!...’ Visit us on our Facebook page: ‘The Seymour Lions Club.’… For additional information please contact Corky 203-619-1571 or Melissa 203-430-9356, or email us at seymourlions52@att.net … Don’t forget to bring us your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, and hearing aides! ...” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a colorful flyer posted Facebook by the Seymour Lions Club on their official page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Seymour-Lions-Club-233240963383227/ … And here’s the actual online Facebook address for the poster itself: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13015163_1195968727110441_3249526642137126053_n.jpg?oh=92063b97cd1db49e2d7135620d85ae52&oe=57AF5BC5 … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2016)

(old listing) THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Bridgeport (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…’Cruzin’ Back To The Ballpark’ at Harbor Yard Free Monthly Car Cruise, at The Ballpark At Harbor Yard, 500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT…”... webmaster’s note – Our old car friend AJ from WPLR posted the official flyer for this event online at his Facebook site, and the following is a transcription of the details on this cool-sounding new event: “…Free Monthly Car Cruise… May, June, August, October: 3rd Thursday of the month… July & September: 4th Thursday of the Month… 5pm to 9pm, rain or shine… Live bands, ballpark fare, BBQ pit, free giveaways, industry midway, 21+ beer garden… Free admission for cars and spectators… All ages, family friendly… For more info: www.bridgeportbluefish.com … No pets, no imports…” (ugh, as a vintage Volkswagen driver, I guess that very last part means that I can only attend as a spectator, so I’ll do my best to get over there to check it out some Thursday night this summer…)… Additional info – We also took the liberty of making a copy of the flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable online now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015BptBluefishHarborYardThursdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Even more additional info – Here’s the Bridgeport Bluefish/Harbor Yard ballpark web site official directions page, for your info: http://www.bridgeportbluefish.com/stadium/directions/ …  (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/28/2015)

(TENTATIVE - Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS (Every Friday thru September; starts 5/18/2018), North Branford (appears to be confirmed for 2018) – “…Marty Forbes Presents McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday Night Cruise Nights… Every Friday Night, 5:00 to 9:00pm… Starting May 18th, 2018... "Family Fun Night"… Located at the corner of Route 139 and Route 80, North Branford, CT… Rockin' Tunes from the Past with “DJ Rockin’ Richard”… “All makes and models welcome!” (webmaster's note - We used that wording about "all makes and models welcome" from last year's listing, even though it does not appear on the 2018 flyer that Frankie B produced--we'll certainly update this listing accordingly if this may not be the case for 2018)… Sponsored by Dairy Queen and McDonalds… More info, call: 203-481-4476…” webmaster’s note – We inserted the “TENTATIVE” marking at the beginning of this listing because we have NOT heard directly from Marty Forbes about this—the info comes from several “artist proofs” of the flyer/poster that our old car friend “Frankie B” (Frank Bronner) shared on his Facebook page on 2/1/2018 (https://www.facebook.com/frank.bronner.9), to promote his service of creating flyers for local car events. So, until we hear direct confirmation from “The Man” (Marty Forbes of course), we are not able to consider this information as “confirmed”—and neither should you (but you can always call the “more info” number that was provided…)… Additional thoughts – These Marty Forbes-organized McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday night summertime cruise nights are among the absolute best and most fun in our area (and the "Rockin’ Richard" oldies tunes are the absolute grooviest! Ref: https://www.facebook.com/richard.phillips.1042), and we are very much looking forward to getting back there with our old car to participate once again for the 2018 season! Thank you Marty for all the work you do to make them happen!!... Additional info - We took the liberty of uploading the 2018 flyer that Frankie B produced--you can view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/20188MartyForbesNorthBranfordMcDsDQCruzFlyerByFrankieB.jpg … *4/2/2018 UPDATES - We received a very nice snail mail note, postmarked 3/19/2018, from our friend, the organizer of this awesome event, Mr. Marty Forbes, who we were very pleased to see confirmed what we suspected to be the Official Start Date for this event, of Friday, May 18th. Quoting from Marty’s note: “…Hi Steve… Thanks for all the newsletters you have sent me… I am starting the Friday Night Cruise Nights on May 18th, from 5:00 to 9:00, at (North Branford) McDonalds/Dairy Queen… I will send you a flyer as soon as I get them made up… Thanks again, Marty Forbes, from the McDonalds/Dairy Queen Cruise Nights…” (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/2/2018; updates, especially including CONFIRMATION of the Official Start Date for this series from the organizer, were added to this listing as of 4/2/2018))

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS, Milford (confirmed for 2018) – "The Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club's 2018 Milford McDonalds Friday Night Cruise Night Series," at McDonald's Restaurant, 1376 Boston Post Road (across from the CT Post Mall), 6pm-dark--but also suggest your taking our friend the noted BSG-er Joel DeBiase’s (https://www.facebook.com/joel.debiase) advice to: “Get there before 6:00pm!”--since parking spaces at this popular cruise night do tend to fill up rapidly!... webmaster's note - Per some late February 2018 Facebook message exchanges with some BSG-ers in-the-know (see this screen shot that we made & highlighted: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/FacebookExchange3Feb2018ReFirstBSGs2018CruiseNite.pdf), it has been reported unofficially that the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club’s 2018 Season Opener for their popular Milford McDonalds Friday night cruise night series will take place Friday, May 4th, 2018! (Let’s hope Mother Nature gets the memo!)... For more info: https://www.facebook.com/bloodsweatandgearscarclubconnecticut/ and/or the main BSG’s web site: http://www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ ... Additional thoughts - We will of course be updating this listing as we hear more info about the 2018 season for this fantastic and super-popular local-area summertime cruise night series! …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2018)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS, Monroe (confirmed for 2018) – “The Classic Nights Car Club’s Village Square Shopping Center of Monroe Friday Cruise Nights”… Quoting from the 4/14/2018 e-mail we received from our friend Pete Kodz (photogs189@aol.com) of the Classic Nights Car Club: “…Classic Nights Cruise Nights May to September… Start date = Friday, May 11th… Celebrating our 34th year of cruising… Every Friday night May to September, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, at Village Square Shopping Center, 401 Monroe Turnpike (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT (across from McDonald's)… Cutoff Year 1978… More info: http://www.classicnights.com …” (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/19/2018)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS (starts 4/27/2018), Foster, RHODE ISLAND (confirmed for 2018) - “…The Woodland Cruise… 115 East Killingly Road, Foster, RI ... webmaster’s note – We received the notice for this event from our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who passed it along to us on 4/25/2018, with this cover note: “…New Friday cruise night… This is on the CT-RI line… Check out all their shows on their web site: http://www.ricowboycruisers.com/car-shows.html ... Sounds good, thanks Rick! Following is the info paragraph about The Woodland Cruise that Rick passed along to us (and Rick is correct, Foster, RI is right across the CT-RI border from the CT town of Killingly): “…Listen up girls & guys! There’s a new cruise in Rhode Island every Friday night, Yes, it’s a free cruise with trophies every week. Hope to see you all at The Woodland Meeting House Cruise. All vehicles (cars, bikes, trucks, and firetrucks) will be parking in the beer garden. We have plenty of room for hundreds and hundreds of sweet rides. So, I suppose you wan to know where? Well, it’s in the boonies with a great atmosphere. Ice cold alcoholic beverages inside and outside. Great food menu and lots of good music. This cruise starts on Friday, April 27, 2018, 4pm to dusk. See you at The Woodland Meeting House… Hosted by The RI Cowboy Cruisers… We would be so happy if everyone could bring one canned good—remember: ‘We Feed The Hungry’…” Thanks again Rick for the info!... More info – Woodland Meeting House web site: www.woodlandmeetinghouse.com – and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WoodlandMeetingHouseRestaurant/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2018)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS (every other, beginning 6/8/2018), East Berlin (confirmed for 2018) – “Uncle D’s Diner Cruisin’ Friday Nites 2018” … Quoting from the Facebook post (with flyer) that was posted on the Facebook system on 5/19/2018 by Mark French, who posted it to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/): “…Great New Cruise Night! Uncle D’s Diner Cruisin’ Friday Nights. Every Other Friday from 5:30 to 8:30, beginning June 8th… Great food, oldies music, 60/40 raffle (winner gets 60%), prizes, trophies… Uncle D’s Diner, 869 Mill Street, East Berlin, CT… All summer long, rain or shine… 2018 Friday Night Dates: June 8June 22… July 13July 27… August 10August 24… (no rain dates)… Diner open every Friday during the summer from 5:30 to 8:30, even on non-car-show nights…”… FLYER – The link to the actual electronic flyer that is posted on the Facebook system is: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33020023_1823982457904830_679517861210750976_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4447315f6701ebf34797cc987607a46e&oe=5B98CAA9 … Additional info – Be sure to check out the Uncle D’s Diner web site at: www.uncleds-diner.com – and/or their Facebook page (be sure to visit and “Like”) at: https://www.facebook.com/uncledsdiner ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/21/2018)

(Updated for 2017) FRIDAYS, Uncasville (confirmed for 2017) – "Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Car Cruise”… Quoting from the Official Flyer that was forwarded to us by our friend Jeff Higgins (jhiggins@moheganmail.com), via an e-mail dated 5/3/2017: “…Cruise on over to Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Car Cruise, Every Friday starting in June, 6pm to 8pm, Route 32, Uncasville… All classic cars, American & foreign, muscle cars, post WWII vehicles, trucks, military, and special interest vehicles are welcome… All participants receive a coupon for free wings!...” webmaster’s note – As noted, Jeff from Mohegan had sent us the flyer originally, attached to the 5/3 e-mail, and with this nice cover note: “…Hello Steve, Aroogas is hosting a car cruise this summer starting the first Friday in June. We would love to have your participation. Please let me know if you have any questions… Thank you, Jeff…” Knowing that we like not only to put cruises/”recurring” type events in the “Cruise Nights” section of our SAAC online calendar page (http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/calendar.htm), as well as the “Opening Night” of the event, within the normal “Calendar” part of the page, I wrote back to Jeff to attempt to confirm that Friday, June 2nd, was indeed going to be the Arooga’s Friday cruise opener. He got back to me very promptly via e-mail within minutes of my inquiry; quoting from his email of 5/4/2017: “…Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, the first event will be Friday June 2nd… Look forward to seeing you there… Jeff…” Fantastic—thanks again Jeff!... FLYER: Here’s the clickable link to the copy of Jeff’s event flyer for the Aroooga’s 2017 Friday cruise nights that we uploaded to our server: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017AroogasUncasvilleFridayCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg … Additional info – Don’t forget to visit (and “Like”) the Arooga’s at Mohegan Sun official Facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/aroogas32/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/5/2017)

(Updated for 2017) FRIDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Bozrah (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Vintage Night at the Market – Classic Car Cruise at the Bozrah Farmers Market," 4-7pm, 45 Bozrah Street, Bozrah, CT… Looking for vintage cars… July 28thAugust 25th… September 22nd… Music by The Pom…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info directly from the poster for this event that we received via Facebook from Lulu Baah - https://www.facebook.com/lulu.baah.3 - and we also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it online at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017VintageNightAtTheBozrahFarmersMarketPoster.jpg ... Additional info – Please also be sure to view the official Bozrah Farmers Market web site at: https://www.bozrahfarmersmarket.org/ - and check them out (and be sure to “Like”) also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BozrahFarm/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/20/2017)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month to the end of the season; starts 5/5/2018), Meriden (appears to be confirmed for 2018) – “...American Muscle Car Club presents ‘The 2018 AMCC Kickoff Cruise Night,' Saturday, May 5th, from 5pm to 8pm, at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 E. Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450… ‘…It’s our first cruise night of the season! We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash!... AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We’re all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end!... This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rdSaturday of the month until the end of the season!...’ (webmaster’s note – We added the underlining to that previous statement, since we’re putting this listing into the “Cruise Nights (& other recurring gatherings)” section of the SAAC Calendar, even though we’ve so far technically only seen the one May 5th “Kickoff” event notice published so far, as of the creation of this calendar listing, in late-February, 2018…)… ‘American Muscle Car Club is a Connecticut-based non-profit organization comprised of close friends who are passionate about muscle cars and their community..’…” webmaster’s note – We found this notice posted recently on the Facebook system (the event notice this info came from is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/163407067788779/), and knew we had to get it onto the SAAC Calendar ASAP! We’ve been to this event several times, both as a spectator, and as a participant, and always have a great time. The AMCC-ers are great folks who are very welcoming to any and all sorts of cars, trucks, and car & truck people as well!... Additional info – Make sure to visit and “Like” the American Muscle Car Club’s official Facebook page, to be able to stay up to date on any and all of their activities: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct - and they also have an official web site at: www.americanmusclecarclub.org … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/23/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (3rd Saturday of the month April thru October; starts 4/21/2018), Meriden (appears to be confirmed for 2018) – “…’Cars & Coffee’ at Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford…”… Quoting from the information contained on a flyer that we recently ran across posted at the web site of our friends the Connecticut Classic Chevy Club (https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/): “…Cars & Coffee… Come grab a cut of Joe and a bagel and check out some of the coolest cars in the area. Bring your car or truck, any year or model. But please, no loud stereos or burnouts. Join fellow enthusiasts and talk cars in a casual, relaxed atmosphere… Where: Bruegger’s Bagels, 970 North Colony Road (Route 5), Wallingford… When: Third Saturday of the month, April through October, 2018 (4/21… 5/19… 6/16… 7/21… 8/18… 9/15… 10/20… rain date = the following Saturday)… Time : 8:00am ‘till 11:00am… Contact: Tony at bet.rapuano@gmail.com for more info or rain cancellation… Participants get a free coffee with any purchase… Free dozen bagels to the Manager’s Choice of car/truck of the day…”… FLYER – We also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server as well, where you can view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018BrueggersBagelsWallingfordSaturdayCarsAndCoffeeFlyer.jpg (FYI – We also found most, if not all of this info published on the Special Interest web site, in the Connecticut Calendar of Events area: http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm)… More info: Be sure to visit and “Like” the official Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Brueggers-Bagels-381395465265039/ … Learn more about the CT Classic Chevy Club at their official web site: https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/ - and you can also check them out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CtClassicChevyClub/ (be sure to visit and give them a “Like”)… Oh, and here’s a cool WTNH News Channel 8 web site feature with Ryan Kristafer that lets you get to know some of the people behind the CT Classic Chevy Club: http://wtnh.com/2017/04/27/cruisin-connecticut-connecticut-classic-chevy-club/ … Some additional thinking ahead – Keep your eyes open for info on the CT Classic Chevy club’s hugely-popular Memorial Day Weekend car show that takes place at the expansive parking lots of Quinnipiac University in Hamden—believe this is a co-production with the Hamden Police Department also. From what I recall, it usually happens on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (starts 5/19/2018; see the specific list of dates), Uncasville (confirmed for 2018) – “…The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club presents: ‘Cruise Nights 2018 at The Center of Montville’…”… webmaster’s note - The Center of Montville is an expansive shopping center located at 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382, which looks to provide an excellent venue for a great cruise night like this! We appreciate very much our old car friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com) from the SEMC (www.secmc.com) passing along the flyer for this event (via an email dated 3/30/2018), which also contains other event dates and lots more info, as follows: “…All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates; sorry no motorcycles… List of dates: Saturday, May 19th, 5pm to 8pmSaturday, June 16th, 5pm to 8pm… Saturday, July 21st, 5pm to 8pm… Saturday, August 18th, 5pm to 8pm… Saturday, September 15th, 4pm to 7pm… Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City Ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… ALL raffle proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info see our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web: www.secmc.com … Please no alcohol and no burnouts…” Clem’s note that accompanied the flyer – “…Hi Steve - Still waiting for real spring weather here! We now have all our permissions in place so I'm attaching our 2018 flyer for the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club's five monthly Cruise Nights this summer. We would appreciate it if you would add our five events to the SAAC calendar when you have a chance. All the details are in the flyer and, as always, all proceeds go to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center… Thanks in advance and best regards... Clem…” Fantastic, thanks Clem, and great job by you and all of the Southeastern CT Mustang-ers making this event happen, and supporting such a fantastic cause!... FLYER – We also took the liberty of uploading to our server the electronic flyer that Clem provided, and so you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018SoutheasternCTMustangClubCenterOfMontvilleCruisesFlyer.jpg ...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/2/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (starts 4/21/2018), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) – “Monroe Street Rodders Present ‘The New Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In Cruise Night’…”… “…Saturday, April 21, 4pm to 9pm, at Bill’s Drive-In, 431 Monroe Tpke (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT 06468… ‘Come on down to the New Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In for our first cruise of the season! Cut off year = 1985. No burn outs please…” webmaster’s note – The above info comes from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/428953264219097/ … And from the organizing car club, the Monroe Street Rodders’ own Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/), there is more useful info about this and other events that the club is directly involved with: “…Classic Car Cruises, Saturdays 4-9pm, April - Oct., at Bill's Drive-In, Rt. 111, Monroe, CT & monthly car shows to support worthy causes. Car cut off 1985…” Additional note – There is already another Facebook event page posted by the Monroe Street Rodders, with the April 28th date info (https://www.facebook.com/events/1624462284337928/), so that indicates this should be a weekly-occurring cruise night on Saturdays—sounds great to us!... One more useful note – Here’s also the official Facebook page for the classic American drive-in restaurant, “Bill’s Drive-In,” which you should also check out (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re at it):https://www.facebook.com/Bills-Drive-In-119867918055014/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/6/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (Starts 5/12/2018; see listing for other dates), Branford (confirmed for 2018) - “Cars and Coffee Branford – Hosted by Excelerate Performance”… Quoting from official Facebook event listing page (https://www.facebook.com/events/586210155098433/): “…You asked, we listened!... Our second season of Cars and Coffee has finally arrived!... Come talk cars with people who are passionate about all things automotive AND drink some java made by people who are passionate about all things coffee. And do so right here at our very own facility!... Local legend, Willoughby's Coffee & Tea, will be providing the fresh brewed coffee roasted from the world's finest beans and we will be hosting the get together at our facility on 12 Sycamore Way in Branford, CT from 9am to 12pm on several dates throughout the spring, summer and fall. To see some of the dates set thus far see the schedule listed below… All makes and models are welcome and there is no cost to you. Bond with automotive enthusiasts who enjoy two of life's finest amenities. This event is also family friendly… Schedule: 5/12 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 6/16 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 7/14 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 9/15 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 10/13 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… Contact: E-mail - Sales@excelerateperformance.com , Phone - 203-483-6100…” Additional info - Exclerate Performance of Branford is on Facebook (please be sure to visit and “Like) at: https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2018)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Bridgeport (confirmed for 2017) – The Germania Schwaben Club and Round Town Cruisers Car Club’s “Monthly Cruise at The Club…” Quoting from the electronic flyer (actual flyer URL: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17158919_1945280932425002_3716862763274067829_o.jpg?oh=bb0a8573fa2a7ecfcc73b2a6a318394b&oe=59371CCF) that our friends the Round Town Cruisers posted onFacebook just a couple of days ago: “…The Germania Schwaben Club and Round Town Cruisers Car Club present a ‘Monthly Cruise at The Club’…Join us on the Second Saturday of each Month: April 8th… May 13th… June 10th… July 8th… August 12th… September 9th… Rain dates are on the following Saturday, one rain date per month… Trophies, door prizes, raffles, music, food, indoor cash bar, outdoor pavilion … Participant judging… Hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, and muscle cars are welcome… The Germania Schwaben Club, 416 Horace Street, Bridgeport, CT… For more info call: Mike @ 203-814-8315…” webmaster’s note– I didn’t see it noted on the flyer, but I am pretty sure I saw the event hours listed in another Facebook post by the RTC-ers as being noon to 3pm; at the present time I am attempting to follow up with them on that important detail, and will, of course, update this listing as soon as I receive confirmation and/or any additional info… Additional info – Please be sure to check in also with the Round Town Cruisers at their official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/ … *3/31/2017 UPDATES – Our friends the Round Town Cruisers followed up with a revised event flyer that clearly listed the event hours, which, as we had suspected, are 12:00 noon to 3:00pm; we made a copy of the revised flyer and uploaded it to our server, and you can view it now at the following clickable address: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017RoundTownCruisersGermaniaClubBptUpdatedFlyer.jpg…   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017; clickable link to the revised flyer was added to this listing as of 3/31/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (second and fourth of the month, thru September 23rd; also see listing), Wallingford (confirmed for 2017) – "Cruise Nights 2017 - Presented by the Saturday Nite Cruizers”… Quoting from the 3/27/2017 e-mail received from our friend John Danovich (jdanovich00@gmail.com) of the Saturday Nite Cruizers Car Club of Wallingford: "...Hi Steve - Attached is the Saturda Nite Cruizers liting for our Duchess Cruise Night for 2017 (25 years running!).  Thanks for posting and hope to see you at the Duchess this year… "...Cruise Nights 2017 Presented by the Saturday Nite Cruizers… The Saturday Nite Cruizers invite you to join us for our 25th season of cruising at the Duchess Restaurant, 124 Church Street (Route 68) in Wallingford, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Our first cruise is Saturday May 13th, (no cruise on May 26th) then held every second and forth Saturday of the month thru September 23rd (no rain dates). Music and great food available. 6 trophies every cruise and no motorcycles please. No cutoff year, but we do reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle. Additional info call June 860-919-8514, Jack 860-543-5880 or e-mail jdanovich00@gmail.com. Visit our website @ Saturdaynitecruziers.org... Cruise Dates: May 13...   (No cruise on May 27th)... June 10... June 24... July 8... July 22... August 12... August 26... September 9...September 23..." Sounds AWESOME! Thanks again Jack and the Cruizers!... Additional info - Don't forget to visit the Saturday Nite Cruizers car club online at: http://www.saturdaynitecruizers.org/index.html ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (first and third of the month; see listing for details), Berlin (confirmed for 2017) – "Charter Oak Firebirds 2017 Saturday Cruise Nights at the Pine Loft Pizzeria & Cafe”… Quoting from the official flyer that our local old car friend (& Charter Oak Firebird Club member) John Astarita passed along to us via the Facebook system: “…We’re back in a new location… 2017 Saturday Cruise Nights at the Pine Loft Pizzeria and Café, 1747 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT… 4:30pm to 8:00pm, 1st and 3rd Saturdays… 2017 Schedule (no rain dates): May 20th… June 3rd… June 17th… July 1stJuly 15th… September 2nd… September 16th… October 7th… October 21st… Visit CharterOakBirds.com for Special Events scheduled on upcoming cruise nights… All classic, muscle, and specialty cars welcome—classic imports too (no tuners!)… Bigger trophies & better raffles… 50/50 drawing, music, and more!... Brought to you by www.charteroakbirds.com – for club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person; no alcohol; no burnouts; no dogs allowed except service animals; please come, have fun, and be safe!... Please support our sponsors: Richard Chevrolet, Ground Up, and E-Muscle LLC…” webmaster’s note – We also made sure to upload a copy of the flyer (from which all of the above information was transcribed directly) that John supplied us with to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017CharterOakBirdsPineLoftCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info– Please also be sure to check in with the Charter Oak Firebird club at their official Facebook site as well (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-Club-223410181005443/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Middletown (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - "Middletown Elks Car Show” (classic car cruise), to be held on Saturday, May 13th... Saturday, June 10th... Saturday, July 8th... Saturday, August 12th... 5-8pm, at Middletown Elks, 44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT (860-346-9771)... Free admission, all regional car clubs welcome... No rain dates... Hot dogs & hamburgers w/chips (outside), dinner available (inside), 50/50 raffle, music by Warren Reino... We reserve the right to refuse entry... webmaster's note - The above info was transcribed off of the flyer that was posted online by our friends the Over The Hill Gang CT (Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ - make sure to visit and "Like" their page), and here's the hyperlink to the flyer itself: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17629838_1387080478033465_3360142966334182004_n.jpg?oh=b27a263a9a27402ec642024ecf33d382&oe=59547B7B … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (Last of the month, June thru September), Norwich (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - "VFW Post 594 of Norwich Breakfast Cruise"… Quoting from the event notice that we found on the Dream Machines Classics car club’s July schedule page (http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/schedules/2017%20Schedules/july_2017.html): “…July 29, VFW Breakfast Cruise, 30 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich Industrial Park, Norwich, CT, 8am - 10am, $5 Breakfast Donations. Eggs Bacon or Sausage. Home fries. Pancakes. Coffee. Donuts, for more info call (860) 892-1400… (flyer link as follows) http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2017%20Photos/flyers/VFW2017%20cruise6.jpg… webmaster’s note – The flyer lists this event as happening on “the last Saturday of each month” (from June thru September), and there’s also a phone number provided on the flyer: 860-892-1400… Additional info – Please be sure to visit (and “Like”) the VFW Post 594 of Norwich Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Vfw594norwichct/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/25/2017)

(old listing) SATURDAYS (see listing for specific dates), North Branford (appears to be confirmed for 2016) - "Ink & Iron Cruise Night," at Tru Ink Gallery, 2005 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT 06471, 5pm to 9pm… Info: Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1142710599125378/ … “…The INK & IRON cruise nites are back at TRU INK and so are the Conn men! Join us July 9, Aug 13, and Sept 10 2016 for Food Trucks, Vendors, Music, Giveaways, Raffles and Tattoo / Piercing specials all day! We will welcome back the sickest moto stunt riders in CT the CONN MEN.. Come hang out, meet some badass people, and enjoy the hottest Cruise Nights in CT!…” Additional info – Please see the Tru Ink web site for more info: http://truinkgallery.wix.com/truink - and also the Tru Ink Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TRUINKgallery ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/29/2016)

(old listing) SATURDAYS (last of each month, May through September), Gales Ferry (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…Cows, Cones, and Classic Cars at Alice Acres Farm, 39 Military Highway, Gales Ferry, CT (behind the Old Gales Ferry Elementary School across from Ocean State Job Lot on Route 12)… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars… dash plaques to first 20 cars… For more info call 860-464-2663 or 860-464-1885, or visit www.cowsandcones.com …”… webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed from a listing found on the Dream Machines Classics web site (specifically from the May, 2015 section of the Schedule), and we combined that, with some information directly from the Alice Acres/Cows & Cones web site - www.cowsandcones.com/special-events.html - onto a one-page handbill, which we then uploaded to our server in two formats—“.pdf” which has working links, and “.jpg” which is basically just a picture. You can view either or both now, at the following two clickable links: PDF = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GalesFerryCowsAndConesMonthlyCarShowInfo.pdf - and JPG = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GalesFerryCowsAndConesMonthlyCarShowInfo.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I got out there once last season as a spectator, and had a positively wonderful time checking out the great old cars, AND enjoying some of the fantastic ice cream that the “Cows & Cones” stand sells—it was positively SUPERB! What a great combination! Hope to get back out to Gales Ferry again at least once this coming season!… (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

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